1. Confident women aren’t threatened by your success.
That’s because they aren’t competing with other women, they’re competing with themselves. Their goal each day is to be better than they were the day before.
When working with others, they are more likely to collaborate, support, and encourage – building other women up and championing their successes too.
Because, for a confident woman leader , that’s the whole point – to bring out the best in everyone so we can all reach our full potential together.
2. Confident women ask for what they want.
They don’t spend much time merely sharing their unhappiness. If they whine or complain, it’s usually for a short time, and then they focus on “where do we go from here?”
You won’t find them blaming other people, circumstances, luck, chance, or the past because they believe success is a choice.
They ask for what they want, directly and succinctly but with kindness and grace. They know what they need to move forward and they go get it.
3. Confident women aren’t discouraged when they are judged.
Let’s be clear.
They care deeply about what you think, they just don’t care what you think about them.
They’ll run circles around the competition because they’ve chosen to release their need for external approval. They make well-reasoned decisions because they are unencumbered by the weight of pleasing their critics.
4. Confident women aren’t trying to be men.
Because they’re not men, they’re women.
They understand the power that comes from recognizing the value of their unique gifts, talents, skills, experiences, and expertise.
And they’re willing to bring all that to bear in a compelling presence that exudes authority and credibility, as well as the maturity and class of a woman comfortable in her own skin.
5. Confident women aren’t trying to be girls.
They embrace the strength and power that comes with maturity and wisdom by valuing their intelligence over their appearance. They are interested in what they bring to the table, not in how they look to the others when they get there.
They don’t use their femininity as a weapon or a game. To do so would discount their ability to be influential or create an impact that makes a difference.
Therein lies the danger.
When you’re in the company of a confident woman, you know it by how she lifts you up with her. They are calm, collected, gracious, and usually entirely focused on you.
They exude executive presence and elegance.
It’s hard to say “no” to a confident woman and that makes her a force to be reckoned with.
Confident women will always rise to the top, and that’s a great place to be to help other women do the same.