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Last Update: August 13, 2014

Lately, I've been reading profiles of successful women. One of those who struck me was Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of the highly influential Vogue magazine. She was born and grew up in London, and her father, Charles Wintour, was a newspaper editor during his days. Obviously, Anna's father had a big influence on her. The education, upbringing, exposure and privileges that Anna acquired since birth, have brought her to where she is today.

As I read on about successful women who rose to the top of the ladder, they have these common and distinct characteristics:

1. Well-driven

2. Single

3. Divorced

4. Have 1 or 2 children, or have no children

5. Intelligent

6. Hard-working

7. Married late, or had children in their later years.

8. Good upbringing and good education

9. Married, had 3 or more children, but are well-driven- that's #1. (I just had to add this).

Some of us have on or two of the above. Many of us however, may belong to No.8. It's not too late, ladies.

I like how Anna W. describes successful people:

'People respond well to people who know what they want.'

------ Anna Winteir, Editor, Vogue

10 …I shall leave this up to you ladies.

Cheers,

Jen

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stopscamming Premium
Thank you very much for posting this post specifically for us. It made me to feel special.
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Jen090 Premium
Thanks, I do hope our guys here don't feel left out. I just feel we need more women out there to be leaders not just followers.
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cubandane Premium
No, didn't feel left out Jen, but I would like to hear a few definitions of "well driven" By self, by others, by circumstances, by outcomes etc. Cheers, Simon
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Jen090 Premium
Thanks, Simon, I just felt even we're more in population, we are till far outnumbered by men in terms of leadership positions. For me the word 'driven' means, I'd do everything in my strength and abilities to reach my goals - no ifs, buts, anything negative to block me from going to this direction.
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cubandane Premium
Thanks Jen for that description, I really like the way you sound so strong about your strength and abilities. I for one wouldn't stand in your way, I reckon I'd get knocked over!! Go Girl!
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kopalbern Premium
Very interesting....#'s 2 and 3.
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Jen090 Premium
Hmmm, yes, a lot of influential women like Anna have been divorced, or are single. They appear intimidating by men, perhaps.
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cookma54 Premium
Absolutely!
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Jen090 Premium
Thanks cookma54, way to go!
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JeanR Premium
I agree with Alan. :) I'll take 4-8....
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Jen090 Premium
I agree with you, too, jmjoann58. Let's keep it going!
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AlanCross Premium
Hey I am most of those things.... :)
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Jen090 Premium
Oh, yes, I know!! Lol, I was just curious lately, as to why there are lesser number of women who reach the leadership/top management positions. Seeya later, Alan.
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AlanCross Premium
Well I am the house mom so I guess it applies to me to eh?
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AlanCross Premium
I hate to sound politically wrong but men on the whole are a bit more competitive and aggressive could that be it? Also from my experience when women get to much power they get bossy its just not in there nature I don't want to bring on all the wrath of my lady friends but woman bosses are just a bit to emotional.. now I am going to hide!
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fairo Premium
Hide AlanCross - hide and stay there ... let me keep it at that.
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