In the workplace, you may notice that there is a disparity in the number of women. Most senior positions are held by men and only a handful of these positions are held by women.

There are many reasons why women don’t usually stand out at work and not take risks. One reason could be the gender biases existing in the workplace. Others may not consider taking the risk because they are happy where they are or they don’t want to lose time for their personal life.

But, women should not let biases or challenges scare them. They must take risks and here are the reasons why women should do it at work:

It will help you build your courage

Many of us do not realize but women are actually very courageous. They always fight a lot of fears in their life but they do not surrender. If you are a married woman with children, you know fully well how difficult it is to run a household and no matter how difficult life can be, you will always find a solution.

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If women take risks, they start recognising that they too have the potential to be someone people can look up to. While staying in our comfort zone is ok, we may end up regretting the “What ifs” if we know what can be done in that scenario.

It builds your grit or focus towards work and other things

Taking the risk also allows women to recalibrate their focus and help them rediscover their passion for their craft. While failures are a part of life, we can use it as a way to persist and change ourselves.

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Active women in the workplace will also give activities and decisions a feminine touch, which would be great now that chaos is very common in the workplace today.

It opens more opportunities for you to grow

Women should also take risks at work because it allows you to find more opportunities to grow. When a challenge appears before you, you can use it as a chance to find out more about it and find ways to get past it.

As you learn, you become more familiar with the topic and you can handle any issues that may pop before you. People will then notice your actions and recognize your contribution regardless of your gender.

You should not let the chances slip away

Finally, it is important you take the risk because, when will you do it? Chances to succeed can come at any time and it can slip away easily if you don’t act immediately.

While you may end up failing your attempt, you can easily say that it was worth it because you now know how to avoid mistakes and do better next time.

Believe in Yourself

Women also have the capacity to be great in the fields they chose for themselves as their career. If they wish to succeed, they must not downplay their skills and take all the challenges that are thrown to them.

How could the world see your worth if you won’t take the risk? Remember, you know yourself better than anyone and if you think you can do it, go for it!

To be open about opportunities are very important to grow in your career, here are some more articles to help you:
Why do Women Undersell Themselves at Work?
How Women Can Navigate Male-Dominated Fields
Guest Post: WHY WOMEN SHOULD BE ENTREPRENEURS
Guest Post: Women choose between your Career and Marriage

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15 replies on “Why Women Should Take Risks at Work

  1. Take risks like Cally said. As a mental health nurse, I never thought I’d want to manage a ward. I went into nursing to be a nurse. However, I realised the higher I went, the more change I could make. I could still be a nurse and help other female nurses to develop and progress through the ranks, helping our patients at the same time, in getting better care.

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  2. Good advice, Kally, and taking it would benefit both men and women. Your ideas work well for much more than half the workforce.

    Yes, women face unique challenges and draw upon special strengths. Your thoughts work for everyone, though, and they’ll usher in a brighter tomorrow.

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