The world as it is seen and told is a male-dominated world and women lack behind in various fields. This can although be an understatement, but the fact of the matter is “arguably it’s not.”
Most women in business face a lot of difficulties when they are in the start up phase of their business and all through their career. The hurdles and the difficulties faced by men are equally the same but the approach to tackle these hurdles is different. As seen with women, we lack a bit in confidence when compared to the opposite gender. The reasons of this lack of confidence in women are discussed below.
When a woman starts her business, it is essential for her to have the complete support of her family. Having the support of family is of great value to us and can push us further along in our business with it. The atmosphere that was given to you while you were at a growing age can either make or break your personality.
If you have a family that supports you in every step of your life, it can be a real confidence builder for you and you will not lack in confidence – ever!
Trusting Your Own Abilities
Women have a tendency of underestimating themselves and this is the major reason of the lack of confidence in women in business. For example, they will not step into a challenging task which will require the set of skill they do not possess. On the other hand the males have a completely different approach and that is that they will be able to develop the set of skill required.
This is somewhat caused by the trends of the society and can be addressed if proper education is given in a proper manner. Governments can also make some policies relating to the proper education of women in this regard.
Lack of Role Models
Another factor that is of great value in this matter i.e. business women lacking in confidence is the shortage of role models that they have. Women have not seen a lot of their same gender stepping out and proving themselves through their capabilities, which is another reason why we sometimes doubt our own capabilities.
You might also want to check one of my detailed post on this topic here.
This trend is changing at a very rapid pace and I believe in a few more years, this concept will be completely eradicated. I say this because I know and have seen a lot of women entrepreneurs making a defined statement in entrepreneurship.