On November 19th, we celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and the profound positive impact women-led businesses have had on the world.
The recent rise of women entrepreneurs is remarkable.
In 2019, only 29% of new business owners were women, but by 2020, that number increased to 47% and has remained pretty consistent over the last few years.
Today, we celebrate not just the milestones we’ve achieved, but also the journey ahead. We are constantly reshaping the landscape of business, leadership, and economic growth. Let us embrace this moment, and reflect on key principles that continue to propel us forward, to build a better future for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
1. Aligning with Intrinsic Motivations
Your business is not just a venture; it’s a reflection of your deepest passions and values. Stay true to what motivates you. Your happiness and success are largely determined by whether or not you’re aligned with what matters most to you. It’s this congruence that allows you to harness your power to take action, face any challenges that arise, and achieve success on your terms.
2. Fostering Resilience
Resilience brings important benefits to us as individuals, teams, and leaders in our business.
Fostering resilience helps us approach difficult circumstances with agility, adaptability, and responsibility…… evaluating the setbacks, identifying workable solutions and leaving what doesn’t work behind.
Resilience helps us find the opportunity in the challenge. Your journey is a testament to this formidable asset.
3. Collaboration Over Competition
In a world that often pits us against each other, collaboration can take us from good to great. Diverse perspectives are valuable and can be complementary to our skills and depth of knowledge. The collective power of women supporting women allows us to pool our strengths, and grow together. Let’s elevate each other, creating a ripple effect of empowerment, impact, and success.
4. Embracing Change
Change is the only constant, and our growth lies in its embrace. Be the entrepreneur committed to transformation… adapting, innovating, and thriving in change. Your ability to pivot and evolve is what will keep you winning.
5. Embodying Your Brand
Your brand is how others perceive you. It reflects your credibility, reputation, what you stand for, and how you want to be known. It requires being intentional…to permit yourself to show up fully, to be seen, and to be heard, so that you can showcase your ideas, skills, and talents in a way that adds value to others.
6. Owning Your Power
You are the leader, the visionary, the change-maker. Owning your accomplishments, your value, and your potential is how you step into the mindset of CEO, CMO, COO, Chief Creative Officer…whomever it is that you envision yourself to be. Your power is the driving force behind your business’s growth and impact. Step into your power unapologetically.
7. Nurturing Your Network
Your network is your net worth. Invest in relationships, both professional and personal. These connections are not just pathways to opportunities; they are sources of inspiration, support, and collaboration.
8. Lifelong Learning
The pursuit of knowledge is endless. And the application of it is powerful. Stay curious, stay hungry for learning. The more you know and the more you apply, the more you grow. Continuous personal and professional development is key to staying relevant and innovative.
9. Creating Your Freedom
In 2022 64% of women said they became entrepreneurs to have more flexibility.
Want more freedom? Build it.
On this Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, let’s unite and pledge to continue breaking barriers, building bridges, and blazing trails. We are the architects of a future that values and uplifts women in every sphere.
To unstoppable women everywhere.