What’s greater then becoming a female boss is inspiring and empowering the next generation of female entrepreneurs. It’s important and our responsibility as women leaders to shape the way for the next generation of female bosses. Even though the number of women in leadership roles has increased significantly in the last decade, there’s still a long way to go. The gender wage gap is still a huge issue and women entrepreneurs still don’t have the same opportunities as men when it comes to running their business. Therefore, it’s not only important but crucial for us to empower and inspire the next generation of female leaders. If we don’t set the path for them, then who will? There are many different ways for us to do that and here are some great ways to get you started.
Make it a mission to develop female talent
Whether that’s by hiring more women or mentoring them, make it your mission to help them further develop their talent. By creating more opportunities for women to become entrepreneurs and leaders, you are shaping the world for them. Therefore, it creates opportunities for women to further develop their talent. Create learning opportunities for them. Have them shadow you for a day. Become their mentor. By doing so, you are further developing their talent and preparing them for leadership roles.
Embrace your feminine energy
Face it. Women and men are different. We think differently, we act differently and we run a business differently. Although the number of women entrepreneurs has significantly increased in recent years, they are still in minority compared to men. With that being said, many female entrepreneurs try to run their business like a man believing it will help them in their success. However, by doing so, they’re not exactly embracing their #GirlPower. Why should you suppress your female energy while running your business? Embrace it and show the world that you are a woman and you’re doing a kick-ass job running your business. You will not only be true to yourself, but you will also inspire the next generation of women. When they see you in all your female glory, it will inspire them to follow in your footsteps. So go out there and spread some #GirlPower.
Invest in women
The best way of giving back is to invest in other women. Whether that’s supporting them by introducing them to people who can help them in their business or giving them a shoutout on social media, it will help them get further in their career. Empowering and supporting female bosses is a great way to inspire the next generation of female leaders to do the same. Because when one woman leader succeeds, we all succeed. It’s a huge step for women empowerment. So attend their events. Introduce them to your network of professionals who can further advance their careers. Spread love through social media. By doing so, you’re shaping the world for future female leaders.