African Millenial Women have to deal with certain biases in the workplace especially because of our gender and the fact that our society believes that women are not allowed to take certain leadership positions because it’s a man’s world.
The first time I worked in a proper organisation, I questioned why women were assigned to certain roles and men were assigned to certain roles. It was in a Newspaper organisation and women are traditionally assigned soft beats while men got the hard beats like politics, business.
I choose politics desk because I wasn’t raised with the biases of impissibilities. Not long after, I learnt that this scenerio was the same in most organisations, certain biases that prevent women from taking leadership positions.
Let sit back and take a cue from how successful women lead in the workplace.
Only judge yourself by your own metrics
Integrate achieving high financial goals with your business objectives. Whether you are an entrepreneur or a career woman, don’t let the biases that surround you stop you from wanting to achieve the very best of everything you desire.
Lead like you
Don’t adopt the leadership techniques of someone else without taking into consideration what your heart is telling you, let your leadership style be uniquely yours, listen to your head and your guts.
Embrace financial knowledge
Numbers don’t lie, know the numbers, assimilate them and use them to make valuable financial decisions, never let numbers scare you and don’t use your lack of business acumen as an excuse.
Value your time and your resources
Guard your time and resources, improve and develop yourself. You are your greatest asset and you should never forget that.