Happy American Business Women's Day, everyone! To celebrate, we thought we'd take a look at the ladies of The Bold Type to find out what the top 10 traits of every successful business woman are. Check out our list below.
1. They are passionate.
Most successful business women are passionate about what they do. Just look at all the main ladies in The Bold Type. Kat always stands up for what she believes in, Sutton is crazy for fashion, and Jane can't go a day without writing. Passion will take you places.
2. They are resilient.
We may as well get this out of the way: your road to success will not be easy. But that's okay. You won't get things right all the time, but you can learn from your mistakes and move on. Jacqueline was tough on her staff when she needed to be and they became better at their jobs because of it.
3. They are hard-working.
Success does not come without hard work. You can have all the intelligence, charisma, and connections in the world, but you still won't get to the top without putting in the hours.
4. They are brave.
Successful women know when they need to take a risk, they put themselves out there. You need to be brave in order to survive in the cut-throat world of business.
5. They are confident.
You might not think it, but being confident can really help you on your way to success. Walk into meetings with your head held high, look clients in the eye, and stand tall. People will respect you for it.
6. They believe in themselves.
This is perhaps one of the most important traits of successful business women. If you don't believe you can succeed then you probably won't get very far. Those who think they can, achieve.
7. They are ambitious.
Have a dream and go for it! Success and ambition go hand in hand. Always aim for the stars.
8. They are willing to learn.
Successful business women know that they don't know everything and they're not afraid to admit it. Since the fast-paced business world is always changing, people in business need to do the same. Always be open to listening to other people, developing your skills, and learning new things. Even the most successful person in the world can always do better.
9. They are assertive.
Just like successful business women aren't afraid to admit when they don't know something, they're not afraid to be assertive when they do. Being assertive will gain you respect. Adopt an assured manner, be confident in your skills, and remain calm in stressful situations.
10. And finally, they mentor.
What makes Jacqueline such an amazing business woman? She is an incredible teacher. She knows exactly how to bring out the best in every single member of her staff, and her business is doing incredible because of it.
What are your tips for being successful in business?
Let us know in the comments and watch the savvy business women of The Bold Type right here on Freeform.