Are you a feminist? Most of us associate this word with different things including power, rebellion, fight, equality, or even going without a bra or never learning to cook. However, what does feminism mean nowadays in our country, considering that we can vote, become astronauts and have tattoos without anyone batting an eye? Feminism can be redefined as doing everything a man can do, without becoming one.
The modern feminist – an entrepreneur
On the new feminist agenda, a top spot can be female entrepreneurship. This means building a small business or even an entire empire without giving up on the things which make you happy as a woman. The art of being a boss babe is finding the balance between leading fiercely and enjoying the simple pleasures in life.
An important aspect of this new definition of feminism is saying no to sexual advances to get ahead in your career. If you rely on your charm to get the contracts you are just another version of the 50’s pin-up secretary. Use your brains, not your curves to get ahead.
The modern feminist is also never afraid to fail. As girls we were thought to be on our best behavior, to stay away from trouble and generally avoid taking chances. This needs to change. Taking chances, making mistakes, going through the impossible are ways to grow and ways to get hands-on experience and develop as entrepreneurs.
Don’t be afraid to be a woman
There was a time in the ’80s when women who dreamed about having their own business used to dress and act like men. It was a necessary step in that context, to be taken seriously, but not anymore. You can be glamorous and run your empire while being a dedicated mother or enjoying your hobbies.
If you love wearing dresses, putting on your delicate make-up and looking like a million dollars, that is another power statement. Also, let go of preconceptions that a powerful woman dismisses activities traditionally associated with the household. You are no less an entrepreneur if you love to bake cookies or clean your home to perfection. Just look at Marie Kondo, who has built her brand around tidying up. Music, painting, anything can become your business. Don’t be afraid to inspire others and make money by being you and sharing your unique gifts and passions.
The story of the Pirate Queens
To wrap it up, we kindly remind you that the idea of a fierce boss babe is not a millennial invention. In fact, in the 18th century, two outlaws sailed the Caribbean Seas and fought in a pirate ship. The legend says that the two fought harder than men when the ship was captured. Let the spirit of these two powerful women inspire your over the ages. You don’t need a sword and pistols to be feared and in control. Now it’s enough to have a great mission statement, business cards and determination. Are you ready to take over the oceans of opportunities?