Just like Hilary Clinton said ”women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” The importance of a woman in the world today cannot be over emphasised; we have women leading in politics, technology, entertainment, media, business, and arts. Through women, generations of warriors have been birthed. A woman has the power to build up generations of warriors through her influence on her offsprings. A woman should not only be tagged strong because she has the ability to carry a child for nine months. Rather, they should be seen as vessels of strength, because they have intellectual prowess, physical strength, emotional stability and mental strength.

When you speak of women of impact today, you talk about Beyonce; the only artist in history to have all her studio albums win the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B album, Michelle Obama; the brainiest United States First Lady ever or Folorunsho Alakija a business tycoon and richest woman in Africa.

In other to be a woman of impact there are certain characters you must possess and they include:

Have an Optimistic Attitude

Always look at the positive side of things in life; remember that everything surely happens for a reason. Let hope drive you to achieve more and always see the bright side in every situation because it helps us take bad experiences and use them for leadership opportunities.

Be Persistent

This means doing something continuously with the mindset of succeeding in it. In life, challenges are bound to happen but the strength to carry on regardless of what we face is known as being persistent. The strength is in knowing that when you fall, the important thing is getting back up.

Live with Passion and Purpose

Find out what drives you and what keeps you going then do that thing with determination and hard work. It could be singing, teaching, working in a corporate environment or taking care of kids. As long as you get that feeling of completion, then you are satisfied. A step to discovering your passion is asking yourself what you would do willingly with all your heart even without payment. As soon as you can answer this, then you have discovered your passion.

Have a Strong Sense of Self and Confidence

Believe in yourself, have faith and trust in your ability to succeed. Although it can be difficult at times especially when you hear that little voice in your head saying you can’t do something then you end up creating room for doubts. Always remind yourself of how strong you are, how you were not created by mistake and how you have a purpose to fulfill.

Be Authentic

Authenticity is the ability to let go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are. Living authentically is more than just keeping it real. It means being willing to sacrifice any relationship, situation or circumstance that violates our truth.

In conclusion, be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, ‘oh crap she is up!.’

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