How to Be a Successful Woman

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I was going through my old files and profile articles that I've written/published in magazines over the past couple of years and it struck me that I could collate some of the gems of insight they shared in an article.

Many of the people have moved on to even greater success, but their words of wisdom remain relevant years afterwards. Here are some of success tips:

I was going through my old files and profile articles that I've written/published in magazines over the past couple of years and it struck me that I could collate some of the gems of insight they shared in an article.

Many of the people have moved on to even greater success, but their words of wisdom remain relevant years afterwards. Here are some of success tips:

It's okay to dream

"It's okay to dream big," says Stephany Ogbonmwan, a regional (sub-Saharan) sales manager for Motorola. Nigerian-born Ogbonmwan says one should hold on to a dream and fight for it against all odds.

Invest in yourself

Invest in yourself, says Maria Ramos, CEO of Transnet, a multi-billion rand transport institution owned by the South African government. Ramos said:

Make sure you get a good education regardless of your initial circumstances.

Work, get scholarships, get loans or whatever it takes to get that education. Ramos, who was from working class family took her own advice, and at the time of the interview, she was the director general within the Department of Finance. She is now CEO of Transnet, a multi-billion rand transport company owned by the SA government.

Adapt and grow

Look for opportunities to grow, says Zandile Nzalo, award-winning business women and founder of Zanenza Communications, multi-million rand South African Communications Company.

At the time of the interview, Nzalo was a very popular radio and TV presenter, on the verge national fame. "I don't want to wake up one day and find out that the audiences have stopped listening, that's I've become dry and boring," she said....
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