I have just interviewed Robyn Baldwin for the Tough Girl Podcast. If you haven't listened to this awesome episode go and listen to her now, before you read this post! Robyn has reclaimed what an Alpha Female is.
This is her definition of an Alpha Female:
An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver.
Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life balance.
Type A Alpha Females often come across as strong willed and selfish. A true Alpha Female puts the needs of her friends, family, and coworkers first, without sacrificing her principles or dignity.
A true Alpha Female strives for synergy with the world around her. She wants a perfect work/life balance and is never complacent in nurturing the people in her life.
So I aksed myself the question - Am I a true Alpha Female?
Here's my response!
I’m ambitious, I have a vision for my life and I know want I want to achieve.
When I was working in banking for over 8 years I was your typical Type A Alpha Female, I worked in a male dominated environment and I tried to change who I was to suit the environment. I was competitive, cut throat and you had to be ruthless to get ahead and that can change you as a person.
After I left, I realised I’m always going to be ambitious.
I’m always going to want to achieve, and I will always want to do the best that I can. But now I don’t need to compete to make that happen. For me it’s all about collaboration and working with other women to help support them in achieving their dreams.
Just because another women is successful doesn’t mean I can’t be successful as well. I should be happy for her success. It’s taken me a while to reach this place, but it’s such a better place to be in than previously.
My whole mission now is all about motivating and inspiring women and girls, I want women to be driven and ambitions and have goals and live full happy, balanced lives and I want them to do that with the support of other women.
This can only happen, if women stop turning on each other and focus instead on supporting other women around them and helping them to grow and develop.
Are you an Alpha Female?
Comment below and let me know!