Three Reasons Your Business Needs a Strong Woman
Religious views have always played a part in dictating how society acts. Different cultures all over the world are defined by the religion that is predominant in that region.
When the Christian church was first established, the predominate religion was Jewish, and back in those days women were not viewed as contributing members of society, they weren’t able to testify in court or to trade commerce. They were confined to their homes and most of them were likely illiterate. Women had no value and men were in charge of leading. Some church sects still have the same views and beliefs today and some cultures around the world treat their women even worse than their livestock.
One thing that people from that time period and people who still don’t value women don’t recognize is that when Jesus died, everyone was in a slump. It wasn’t until Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome went to Jesus’ tomb and found it empty. Not to make this a religious article, but it was these women who went into town and told everyone that Jesus had risen. The men in the town didn’t even believe them. They had to bring them for proof of what they were saying. Women were the first ever evangelists.
I may have come up with the idea of this magazine, but I put it in the hands of three women to create and grow it. Now that I think of it, all of my companies are actually run by women.
As a business coach, I get asked all the time how to grow and scale a business. One big piece of advice I give is this: hire a strong woman. Here are three reasons your business needs a strong woman in order to flourish.
1. Women are compassionate and welcoming. They have natural customer service skills that men have to learn. They care for others naturally and wanting to help people is in their nature. For that reason they make exceptional leaders and managers.
2. Women have a natural creativity. Men are 1+1=2 while women will decorate the #2. Business is all about client experiences and women go above and beyond to make the client feel the best during the entire process of a business transaction.
3. Women take more ownership. I’m not trying to put down my fellow man, but men take pride in what they have while women take pride in what they have done. They take responsibility and treat a company like it is their own even just as employees.
In closing, whether you are a man or a woman business owner and no matter what you were raised to believe about women, understand that having a team of strong women in your business and surrounding you is vital to your success.
Stephen Dela Cruz
Stephen Dela Cruz is a best selling author, speaker and serial entrepreneur who specializes in helping budding entrepreneurs double their income in their first year. He’s built several 7 figure businesses and in his online school, The Mastermind Experience, he shares strategies around time and money management to help beginning entrepreneurs soar. You can see more about Stephen on his website and follow him on his Facebook page.