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Old October 1, 2000, 12:28 AM
Dien Rice
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Default Re: What are the qualities needed to succeed as an entrepreneur? Women and men respond....

Hi Julie!

> Probably the best way for women to succeed
> in business is to stop trying to model
> themselves solely after men role models.
> Instead, we need to seek other women to come
> alongside us, working with men as well.

It sounds like a good thing.... :)

I'm certainly learning a lot about this issue in a short time.... I guess it makes sense that men and women would have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to business....

I'm definitely going to be looking into this issue more as well.... :)

> I really enjoy working with men AND women
> both. In fact, one of my personal goals is
> to assist other women in getting more
> comfortable in working in "power
> positions" with men.

That sounds like a wonderful goal.... :)

I think women have their own strengths too, different from men's strengths.... I think it is wise for women to use their strengths, which women are already doing....

Here's another interesting snippet I found, from a web page about women and business in Norway....

Surveys show that fewer women's businesses fail, as they tend to start smaller and build them up more gradually.

(From here....)

It'd be interesting to find some more precise statistics (I haven't found any yet)....

> One of the fascinating facts I found today
> was about myths and stereotypes of women in
> business, especially in the area of families
> and "mommytracking."

> I will have to go back and find the site,
> but it is truly eye opening.

Julie, please do share it, I'd be fascinated in learning more... :)