Qualities As A Female Leader

Being a successful women in this era is a very difficult but hardworking and luck will make it easy to chase it faster. Luck is less about good things randomly happening to people who happened to be in the right place at the right time than it is about perseverance, dedication and the ability to show up at 100 wrong places before you get that “lucky” break.
So what are the essential characteristics of women leaders? I had google enough to came up with below skills:

1. Perseverance

As a leader, you are going to come across challenges, and sometimes things won’t go according to plan. Sabina Gault, founder of Konnect PR, understands that it’s how you push through those challenges that make you a leader. “Women leaders need persistence, perseverance and the ability to not take “no” for an answer,” says Gault.
This attitude, in turn, can inspire others in your organization to step up. “If you leave the office at 4 p.m. and expect your team to stay there till 9 p.m. — you’re kidding yourself,” says Gault. “However if you are first in, last out, always hard-working and always pushing for more, your team will do the same and you will earn their respect as a leader.”

2. A Nurturing Spirit

“In the past women have been condemned for being ‘soft’ or being ‘nurturers'”, saysDawniel Winningham, a performance coach, motivational speaker and best-selling author who works with emerging women leaders across the country. “I think our nurturing spirit is often confused with being lackadaisical or an inability to hold people accountable which is not the case. I think being a nurturer, having a sense of being fair and just, and use of our women’s intuition are some of our strongest traits.”

3. Confidence

For Mallary Tytel, President of Healthy Workplaces, one of the defining characteristics of leadership is confidence — having an “unconditional belief in your own abilities.” Having confidence isn’t about bragging or being a show-off, but about not undermining your abilities and creating a culture that values your input.

Mallary believes women can learn to cultivate confidence in their own abilities by actively seeking out and responding to feedback, “tooting your own horn,” taking on tough assignments and excelling at them, maintaining successful relationships and developing expertise that sets you apart.

4. Giving Back

Lori Freemire is a marketing entrepreneur who actively supports several charities, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, SME, Hispanic foundations, library and college foundations. She believes it’s important for female leaders to look for ways to give back to their community.

“Be generous and help others without looking to be reciprocated,” says Freemire. “Be trustworthy and trusting; always be willing to learn about yourself and others; look for ways to work with people, not against them. And above all, listen and over-communicate.”

5. Education

Throughout human history, it’s never been easier for women in Western society to obtain education. Colleges offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of subjects, and basic skills such as public speaking, networking, computer literacy and business writing can be learned through professional development courses and community programs. Scholarships and career advancement programs aimed at women help to ensure future women leaders have the opportunity to obtain an education.

But education encompasses more than just a college degree. Female leaders should seek out those more experienced in their field, and learn from them. Mentors and coaches can help a future leader push ahead, learn what works, and avoid potential pitfalls. As Winningham points out, having a coach or mentor also helps women to make connections they would not normally be able to make.

Winningham says that having a mentor or coach is vital to her success, and wishes she’d embraced the use of a coach much sooner. “Had I had the benefit of a private coach much sooner, I would have reached the finish line even faster. A coach has a vested interest in getting you to the finish line sooner rather than later, with a structured approach to not only helping you learn, but holding you accountable for the application of those lessons.”

6. Balance and Understanding Your Own Needs

When asked what she would tell her younger-self if she could go back in time, Shannon Sennefelder — owner of the Foundational Leadership Institute — said she would tell herself to take better care of her health. “That’s a huge one. Had I really understood the value of self care earlier, I would have done things a lot differently.”

One of the things many don’t, but good leaders understand is how important it is to achieve balance in their lives and take care of themselves. Sennefelder says, “Women in general have a belief that self care is selfish! Nope! It is like breathing — vital to our survival.”

7. Vision

A good leader needs to not only be an expert in their industry, but to see the bigger picture, and understand their role in the wider world. They need to believe that change is possible and worthwhile, and be able to convey that message to others in a way that has meaning. This quality is best summed up by one word — vision. A leader with vision is a leader who can see the path ahead and inspires others to help them turn a dream into a reality.

Patti Johnson is the founder and CEO of PeopleResults, a human resource consulting firm. She agrees that the most important element of a leader is having a vision of the future. “I think the best qualities in (women) leaders are that they inspire trust, they can paint a picture of the future and they can lead others through change,” says Johnson.

“We can create these qualities in women by getting them into the right jobs, giving them access to mentors and coaches who can accelerate their progress and encourage them to take ownership for their own career. No one can do it for you.”
The qualities that make a good leader don’t vary between men and women. After all, it’s the person, not the gender that determines a leader. And although women are only just catching up to men in terms of leadership roles, their unique experiences and supportive natures make them more than capable of leading the future.


2013’s Top10 Hollywood Fashion Trends

10. Color Blocking and Bold Colors:

Color blocking is basically about making an outfit stand out using solid blocks of color. It is one of the hottest fashion trends and a simple yet stylish way to spice up your wardrobe. Color blocking screams confidence and it is all about using bold colors and statement pieces, not just randomly mixing several different blocks of color together in one outfit. You can figure it out from the below images how Hollywood celebrities are handling their color sense.

From Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival to Rihanna all attracted attention in color blocking.

9. Brightly Colored Pants

Bright Colored pants are becoming a huge favorite this season. From slim styles to wide leg dressier options, these bright colors give boring pants an upgrade. Although they may seem a bit intimidating to try out, they can be quit flattering on a variety of figures if you know how to style them, Try one of the following looks followed by the Hollywood to see which silhouette and style suit your look best!

Steal a page from Kate Middleton’s style book and pair your brightly colored skinny jeans with something classic and preppy like a navy blazer. Match the intensity of al Landry in red pants with another bright, like hot pink: the effect is a hip color-block effect that would also work well with another bright like yellow or orange (maybe bring it in the form of bright shows or handbag.)

8. Sequin, Metallic, and Glitter

Sequins, metallic, and glitter galore were standout trends last fall. In addition to looking great, wearing lots of sparkles gives a great excuse to wear sunglasses in winter. After all, you can’t let yourself get blinded from your own glittering brilliance! I would, however, caution you against wearing your metallic jumpsuit to the airport. Those metal detectors can’t tell the difference between terrorists and fashionistas.

Kellie Pickler at the 2013 CMT Music Awards. Hollywood and Fashion Style Stars – Best Dressed, Olivia Palermo Nina Dobrev ,Roberto Cavalli, Rihanna, and Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway in Versace, Jayma Mays in Georges Hobeika.

7. Mixed Prints and Textures

Mixing prints and textures was also big in 2011, but not all prints are meant to be combined. There are very few instances in which it is appropriate to look like Tacky the Penguin. Unless it is Halloween, please do not leave your house wearing every printed item you can find. Floral prints in particular were popular this year. Flowers ranged from miniscule marigolds and dainty daisies to large lilies and huge hydrangea.In addition to floral, tribal prints also made their mark.

Solange Knowles , Zoey Deschanel in Naaem Khan , Naomi Watts in Zac Posen at ” The Impossible” LA premiere , Hannah Simone at the Fox 2013.

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Calgary Avansino and Martha Ward ” The Season ” Dinner hosted by Jimmy Choo and Thandie Newton , Emmy Rossum, boho princess Nicole Richie and Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala.

6. Fur & Feathers

No. Just no. There is something completely wrong with this trend. I’m not a big fan of fur, but a little can be okay. Cotton candy colored fur, on the other hand, looks completely unnatural. If you want to wear a fur jacket that makes you look like the Easter Bunny meets Binky the Clown, go for it. You’re sure to turn heads!

Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman, Kim Kardashian in Miami, lady GAGA, Naomi Watts, Stunning in pink and Feathers. And one of the best VB.

5. Menswear-Inspired

The menswear-inspired look (oxford shoes, blazers, tuxedos, etc.) was big this year, and I have to say that my favorite parts about it are oxford shoes and blazers. Blazers can make any outfit look classy and oxford shoes work with anything.

Emma Watson menswear lace skirt, Emma Watson Perfect combo of tough biker chick and sweet tartan, Freida Pinto, Nicole Ritchie.

4. Sheer and Lace
Sheer and lace items are so versatile and classy. As long as you’re not wearing a completely sheer outfit, it is safe to leave your house wearing a few sheer and lacy items.

Kim Kardashian, Ashlee Simpson in black lace, Ashlee Simpson, Olivia Wilde in Calvin Klein

Isla Fischer in Dolce & Gabbana at The Rise Of The Guardians London premiere, Jessica Stam in Oscar de la Renta, Keira Knightley In Burberry Prorsum – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kerry Washington, Vinessa Shaw.

3. High-Low

Hemlines were brought to the next level last year, ending at different lengths in the front and back. This style can look pretty good. However, I always have to wonder if this style was created through a horrible accident involving scissors or fire or aliens which turned out to be not-so-horrible after all.

Amanda Seyfried at the 2013 SAG Awards, auren conrad in miami wearing a red black halo eve dress, Charlize Theron in Dior Couture, Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood at the Met Gala, Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence in Lanvin, Rooney Mara in Givenchy with the designer Riccardo Tisci at the 2013 Met Gala, Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille Couture.

2. Cold Shoulders

If you’re okay with literally having cold shoulders (hey, it is all in the name of fashion, right?) then go right ahead and wear this. One tip I have for you, however: don’t try to DIY this style and hack away at the shoulders of your favorite shirt. This will not make it even cuter. It will look like your neighbor’s dog chewed it.

Behati Prinsloo, Emily Blunt in Emilio Pucci, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale, Celine Dion in J. Mendel at the Bambi Awards.

1. Jacket, Blazer

The ever popular Jacket and blazer is back again this winter to combat the cold weather. In 2013, the trend with these Jackets and Blazers seemed to be the chunkier, the better. Whenever I see someone sporting a particularly large and bulky Jacket or blazer, I can’t help but get a mental image of a person drowning in a sea of it. So when bundling up in an over-sized, comfy jacket or blazer, make sure you look like a person in a it, not a faintly twitching, possibly breathing pile of it.

Nicole Richie, Who made Kim Kardashian’s v neck top, white skinny jeans, blazer, and shoes? , JLO.

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Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik – leather trousers balmain jacket, Miranda Kerr.

Go Girls try some of above trends in this summer.