I was pregnant 18 of the first 24 months while I created a fast growth company. Want to talk about how women are better at multitasking? I was texting my store managers and executive team throughout both labors, including while they were putting the epidural into my back. You want to argue that men can do the same? Best wishes. Send me that email. I look forward to hearing that story sir. Women are natural multi tasking geniuses from childhood. My 5 year old, Bella, can tell me an elaborate story about her imaginary universe while coloring and listening to her little sister sing. She doesn’t miss a beat. Business takes a unique ability to multi task while maintaining focus while prioritizing tasks at a rapid rate. No one does this better than women.
One of my favorite entrepreneur friends, Doug, is always baffled at my ability to read people and give him insight into what their true motivation is. Women are talented at reading body language and decoding the bullshit to get to the core issue at hand. When finely tuned, the emotions of women can be the biggest asset a company has. I’m not talking about hysterical, dramatic women, but the women who learn how to check their drama at the door in favor of balanced reason with a feminine touch.
Entrepreneurs are good about supporting other entrepreneurs, but women entrepreneurs are exceptional at supporting fellow women because we know how few of us there are in the world. Being an entrepreneur is a tough road, but the best things to have on a difficult journey are passengers who support you and lift you up as you need it. Seek out the fellow female entrepreneurs who will support you along your journey and never doubt for a second that your gender isn’t your biggest advantage.