Based on all of the amazing achievements made by women all over the world, it might be surprising to learn that women were only officially considered “persons” for the first time under Canadian law as of October 18, 1929, just 89 years ago. Women have come a long way since then and continue to defy boundaries every day.
Did you know that over 40% of CREA members are female? Just slightly lower than the 63% of licensed real estate agents in the United States that are female.
Today we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 by sharing some of the traits that make women so successful in business and in life. Of course not all successful women are the same, but they often share these attributes;
1. They’re ambitious.
They have a strong desire to achieve their goals and are willing to put in the hours and hard work that it takes to reach those goals.
2. They stay positive.
Despite encountering setbacks, they stay positive and refuse to let obstacles get the best of them or stand in the way of their success. They keep their eye on the prize and know that the future is bright.
3. They’re organized.
From daybooks to agendas, successful women stay organized so that their head is clear and they can focus on the important stuff.
4. They do what they believe in.
They do what they believe in and stay true to their values and beliefs at work and in life.
5. They’re confident in their abilities.
When faced with adversity, they stay confident in their abilities, knowing they can overcome any obstacle.
6. They have a vision.
They have a clear vision of the success they wish to achieve, keeping them inspired and motivated.
7. They’re always learning.
Successful women don’t stay in one place for long. They’re always learning and absorbing as much new information as possible, so they can be better tomorrow than they were yesterday.
8. They never forget where they came from.
No matter the success they achieve, most successful women remain grateful and remember where they came from. They don’t take their positions for granted and they credit the support system that helped them get to where they are.
9. They don’t back down.
They face challenges head on and never back down even when things don’t go according to plan.
Perhaps most importantly, they are true to themselves. They know that their uniqueness is what sets them apart in the world and they use this to their advantage in everything they do.
Happy International Women’s Day to all the amazing and inspiring women out there who are shaking up the business and real estate world!