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Lifestyle - December 9, 2020

10 Ways to Become a Powerful Woman

There’s an awesome awakening among women all over the world. Women are realizing how powerful they can be, positively impacting society and the world at large. They no longer have to beg for seats at the table because they are creating their own tables. 

Influential women, such as, Indra Nooyi, Susan Wojcicki, Anna Wintour, Christine Lagarde, Kamala Harris, Chimamanda Adichie, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Merkel amongst others have already proven it is possible to attain a power status in this misogynistic world.

These female leaders are restoring hope to every aspiring powerful woman out there. If you are a woman and you want to become as influential as the women named above, know that it takes more than just wishes. And certainly, your sensual appeal won’t confer this power status on you.

In this piece, we highlight 10 things that can form a solid foundation for you to attain this feat in a world largely controlled by egoistic men.

1. Become an avid learner/reader

Knowledge is power! And to become powerful, you have to read and acquire knowledge widely like your life depends on it, because it does. The difference between a mediocre and a high achiever is the ability to consume and apply useful information.

What powerful women have in common is their dedication to learning and the application of what they learn. It is pretty simple. If you want to be average, you do what average women do; and if you want to be exceptional, form the habits of exceptional women. 

Create time to enrich your mind. Buy books of successful people and learn their secrets. Attend seminars, conferences, webinars, symposiums, and be among women that prioritise learning. You can’t bring something new to the table with old knowledge.


2. Take charge of your life 

Powerful women don’t wait to be salvaged. They understand that true power means being in charge of their lives. Gone are those days when women sought validation from men before going for their goals. A powerful woman is solely responsible for her life and takes decisions that positively affect her life and the lives of those around her.

3. Be career-minded

Look at it this way, the speed of a car is largely determined by the efficiency of its engine. If you want to go far in life and achieve resounding success, you have to discover your purpose and build mental and external capacity that can help you achieve your purpose. Powerful women are laser-focused on achieving their goals. They take up any career and set the pace. It requires dedication to make an impact. You have to give your career your best shot to wield power in your area of influence.

4. Take care of your health

Powerful women prioritize their physical and mental well-being. It’s okay to work hard, coordinate things, and look out for everyone else, but what’s not okay is attending to every other thing at the expense of your health. A powerful woman knows when to go for checkups, take a break, exercise, or change her diet and take care of her health.

It takes a healthy person to attain and retain power. So don’t throw your health on the line. Your health is primary…

Read the full article in the latest issue of the Business Elites Africa magazine here: Find it pages 54 & 55.

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