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Self-Made woman: How to present yourself as a successful businesswoman


The business world is an industry full of opportunity and innovation, but it is no secret that it is still much harder for a woman to make it than a man in this industry. As a woman trying to climb the corporate ladder, taking on board some advice about how to present yourself in a professional manner can help you to overcome the challenges you face in the workplace today, which is where this handy guide comes in.

This guide is going to walk you through three great ways to cultivate a persona and reputation within your workplace as a great addition to the team and candidate for promotion and extra responsibilities. If you even just take on one or two of the below ideas, you will begin to see a positive change in attitude towards you in the office.

Travel in style

As someone who wants to succeed in the business world, you will know that a lot of travel can be involved in order to schedule meetings with important clients and partners. This is a chance for you to make a great first impression as the way you arrive will establish the level of professionalism you possess. For example, if you visit, you will be able to hire a private jet to your next meeting and present yourself as a literal high-flyer in the industry. Traveling in style will ensure that you feel and look great before you arrive and meet your clients. On the other hand, if you get a cheap economy flight or coach to your meeting, you will look amateur and as though you don’t know what you are doing.

Dress to impress

It might not be something that you like to think still exists, but everyone is still judged on their appearances, especially in the business world as a woman. Taking some time to learn how to dress professionally for work events and putting aside some money to invest in an appropriate wardrobe will put you in a strong position to always look sharp at meetings and interviews.

The main thing to remember is that you need to go for a cross between comfort and class. Don’t wear heels if they are going to make your feet hurt and distract you; instead, wear leather flats and work your outfits from this premise.

As a side note, keep your makeup simple. Anything too complicated or glamorous will be unsuitable and will distract from what you are trying to say.

Preparation is key

Learning how to plan for a big meeting is the final way to success as a professional woman in business. You have the skills and ideas to go far, but you need to present them in a way in which they are listened to.

When you get to presenting your meeting, make it very clear you will answer questions afterward but that you will not tolerate being interrupted and that you reserve the right to ask people to leave if they do this.

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