August 9th is Women’s Day in South Africa, this is the day that commemorates all the women that have struggled and fought for this country and women’s equality. At Intundla Conference Venue we recognise the strength of women and we’ve decided to Celebrate Women, who they are and what makes them a great asset to any business.
Women apply several positive leadership behaviours more often than their male counterparts and this makes them stand out from the crowd. The first one and probably the most obvious is that they are more empathetic. Empathetic leadership is all about understanding people and motivating them on a level that empowers them. For women this tends to be a more natural skill. Women also become extremely driven when they are excited and passionate about a product, a service, a company, or whatever they are doing.
Knowing yourself and having insight into your own as well as other people’s behaviour will get you far in business. This is not something that you get from horoscopes and online quizzes but from spending time with people and having a good mentor. Because women generally have good friends and find the sharing of emotions easier, women are also natural leaders in this arena. Women also have a high degree of emotional intelligence that makes them better able to tap into their intuition when making decisions.
This also makes women good at mentoring and coaching. Women look at people in a more holistic way and don’t just see a working machine but a person with needs and dreams. Women have fantastic listening skills and a nurturing instinct which is especially important when working in teams.
Women are natural networkers. Networking in business is essential for expanding your business and maintaining healthy relationships. The future of business is all about relationships. Even though we live in a technology-driven world, it’s still a human world and relationships still matter. This is where women shine. Women are not held back by their ego or the need to compete, but more so by their need to do something meaningful, be of service and create change.
We have such women at Intundla Conference Venue and recently on Mandela Day some of our women took soup and home-made bread to the local school – Wagensdrift Primary School. They were accompanied by the Marimbas Band that entertained the children while the bread and soup was being dished. Below is a video of the local Michael Jackson that got great attraction on the day!
Happy Women’s Day – Celebrating Women – Celebrating Life