Currently, Im a senior studying marketing.
From my experience, this is a field dominated by women.
Id like to keep it that way.
Recently, I was able to work with Tread, a new social recommendation app created and run by one of the most determined, kickass and funniest women I have ever met.
Ive learned more in my time working with her than I have in the last three years while interning and giving away my time and effort to numerous companies.
One of my main roles entailed interviewing and writing about influencers, entrepreneurs, tastemakers and globetrotters for feature stories highlighted on the app and website.
Guess whom I loved working with the most?
Its not just because girls rule the world (Beyonc knows it), but its because they have something inspiring to offer and are happy to share.
Men, here are fivethings you need to learn from women:
1. Theyre open to failing.
The CEO of Tread, Amber Milos, encouraged me to fail every single day.
Shed sit me down in our weekly meetings, ask for my newest ideas and tell me to go ahead and implement them.
If they didnt work, Id try something new.
If they did, Id keep improving it.
Sounds simple, right?
Everyone wants to succeed, but you dont need to cut corners or skew numbers to do it.
Im not suggesting all men do this, but the reason behind fraud and manipulation is often the fear of failing.
If you dont fail, youll never learn to succeed.
Throw your worries in the trash and get to work; you might just change the game.
2. Theyre on top of theirgame.
I reached out to men and women alike, only to realize men were about three times less likely to answer me or meet any of my deadlines.
That’s no big deal, unless youre trying to get some work done.
I hate pestering people, so dont put me in a position where Im forced to pester you.
You dont want a feature written by yours truly?
Cool, lets move on.
Women, on the other hand, were eager to get back to me.
They were honored to help out and were willing to share any and all advice when it came to their experiences of world, whether work-related or not.
Take one guess as to the people Im still in touch with, months after their interviews?
Thank you, women, for being such fearless, badass leaders.
3. Theyre humble.
Sure, some girls can be petty and enhance drama, but these are women were talking about.
They were incredibly easy to work with, and they always provided me with answers that were clearly thought out and promising.
They acted as if they had no idea just how awesome they all were, but I knew.
4. They create a community.
Women inspire women.
Because I was working for a startup in a social media space that focused on entertainment and experiences, I was exposed to a variety of industries and roles.
These women let me peek into their day-to-day lives to help medecide if it was something I wanted for my future.
I met an abundance of women who left their corporate (and safe) jobs to pursue their passions and create more good in the world, including Treads CEO.
These women taught me that following the status quo is ludicrous.
If I ever wanted to change my industry, or even my focus, Id know who to call.
Thats a pretty incredible feeling.
5. They support each other.
Not only do they provide a sense of community, but theyre not about kicking everyone else down as they worktheir way to the top.
As Tread prepared for its launch, many (if not all) of the women I had reached out to before were so incredibly willing to share their stories, their wisdom and even their marketing knowledge.
The business world has been known to be dominated by men, but let me introduce you to the women entrepreneurs who are changing the game: Ashlee Ammonsis working on her own networking app, Paula Herrerais from MAPA Collective, Laura Kofoidis from Laudi Vidni, Megan Pattersonis from Sparkles & Sprinkles and the list goes on and on.
Dont get me wrong; Ive had my fair share of male bosses whohave inspired me and helped me figure out what I wanted to do.
But, women create a completely different playing field.
It’s one I fully support and encourage everyone to be a part of at one point or another.
Who run the world?
Kickass women owning the business world.