Women definitely bring different gifts to leadership.
Back in the 90′s, when I was managing 23 employees, I chose to make a shift from an autocratic to nurturing style of leadership. Of course, that created a new set of issues…but I prefer to think of them as “higher quality problems.” In any case, I enjoyed being a woman entrepreneur–and giving myself permission to rethink the organizational styles and structures that preceded us.
Here’s what another member,
Phyllis Frith, said:
“I think women appreciate a business that offers good customer service and has a strong sense of community responsibility. I think chocolate [my business] inspires us to express our creativity. Many women are creative, or wish we could be more so. We participate very actively in local charity events. That’s how we build our business: one customer at a time.”
- How has being a woman shaped your entrepreneurial style?
- How do you think being a woman would affect the way you would run your own business?
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