Being a woman in a world full of businessmen is not easy. The evolvement and involvement of women in politics and business has developed over decades but there are still several ways women are interpreted and represented poorly. Today we want to discuss the struggles, the gifts and the power of being a woman in this day and age.
Women are often given a platform if they have a visual appeal. Their voice is more likely to be heard if they represent their topic with lure. Although women are undeniably known for their beauty and recognized for their beauty, their skillset and character should not be interpreted by their beauty. Being presentable and visually pleasing is anyone’s purgative to make a good pitch, but when the success of the story is based on appeal is when women are overly sexualized. A plea, a story, or a mission should be received with all the senses but lead with the ear. The tone, the words, and the call to action should be heard fully. Unfortunately, being a woman, makes it easy to be targeted for trying too hard to attract or not trying enough. This stigma must be broken.
Secondly, being a woman, you are automatically titled as the one who has to “keep up” rather than the one that sets the pace. Men set the pace. Men are born leaders, or they are supposed to be. It is the way God has designed it to be, but it also makes it hard for women to find their right fit for influence and leadership in a world that has been led by men for so long. Women being included in the business world is always led with an undertone of exception.
Women need to stop battling men for the spotlight! The truth is women were built to raise empires as well. The problem is, women need to stop trying to execute the same way a man does. Women are wired differently. It is the inherent truth. Give a man and a woman a task and likely they will go about accomplishing it in a completely different way. This does not need to be a power struggle. This just needs to be recognized and tapped into in a completely different way. Women, your brains are created with different recognition as men. This is a blessing, do not try to compare muscle to muscle. The man will continue to win. Look at your dexterity strengths, your ability to unravel, your ability to notice detail, your ability to connect, communicate, involve and create. We, as women all have unique gifts but they all collectively attribute to a success story. Embrace your abilities God has given you. Embrace your touch, your spark and your unique gifts. You can only be the best version of yourself that no one else has the power to be. You are the best woman God intended you to be. Keep unraveling your potential, your strengths, and your gifts. And don’t be intimidated by the fact that they will look different than a man’s.
Women continue to evolve in the business world, they are developing companies, CEO’S, doing the same jobs men have done for centuries in a completely different way. This is the unique power. Women, your power is in your ability to bring about new results in a new way. Your power is not in your ability to measure up, it is in your ability to measure out. You are revolutionizing the world with your different approaches. Men are very much needed in this world, just as women are; but they have their own unique abilities. Women, you are a helpmate. This does NOT mean that you are not good enough to lead, this means you are able to tackle multiple things at once with efficiency, that you can come along side, support, hold up and keep things from crumbling. You are so essential. You carry life. You birth life. You nurture life. You influence. You inspire. You encourage. You build up. You integrate. You include. You are altogether beautiful darling, there is no flaw that can hold you back from living the life God designed for you. Walk this out, shoulders back, head held high, knowing the world can only go on with you in it. When you feel put down, stepped on, overruled, taken advantage of; take a moment to realize that you were created for more. More does not come with having to over assert dominance, it comes with skill to escape toxic situations, to plant yourself in good soil and surround yourself with people that build you up. When you lose a fight, remember the real victory is in the battle. Get back up again, victory is in your promised future, it is a part of your destiny.
As the FIT Business, we encourage our women of influence to not look side to side, or behind, but to look up. No matter where you have been or where you are going, you have a calling ahead of you that only can be accomplished by you. We focus on establishing unique identity, unique calling, and pursuing the path that feels most right to you. We don’t tear down men or other women. We focus on creating good community and establishing good roots so that you can grow strong and tall. If you are reading this as a woman, we hope you stay encouraged in your career path. Stay encouraged in your fight for what you believe is on your heart to pursue, and the dream that’s inside of you; keep going after it. We want to help that become your reality.