5 Ways Wonder Woman is Every Female Entrepreneur

As a little girl, did you ever dream of becoming Wonder Woman when you grew up? If you turned out to be a female entrepreneur, you’re pretty damn close. Find out what characteristics you have in common with the princess of Themyscira, and unleash your inner superheroine!

by Marella Castro, 15 September 2017

You go, Wonder Woman!.

It’s about time girls had a female superhero they can look up to. Wonder Woman, otherwise known as Diana Prince, is without question, a vision of strength, compassion, and feminine prowess. Had Diana been born a normal human, she’d probably be an entrepreneur, too, because…

She is a warrior.
Wonder Woman’s strength did not come out of nowhere. She started her training as a little girl until she was the fiercest Amazon in Themyscira. Whenever she is knocked down, her aunt-slash-mentor Antiope, would say to her: “You are stronger than this, Diana!,” then she gets up and tries again.
Female entrepreneurs have that same fighting spirit. They understand that the path to success is paved with hardship, and that nothing great comes easy. They take every day as an opportunity to hone their skills. So when the opportunity presents itself, like Wonder Woman rising from the trenches in No Man’s Land, they are ready.

She doesn’t let anyone else define her.
Wonder Woman is no damsel in distress. She doesn’t let anyone define who she is. Not her mother, not the soldiers in the battlefield, heck—not even the friggin’ God of War. She doesn’t shy away from showing her authentic self in the face of a civilization with very limiting standards for women. Unapologetic in the life she chose, she decides where to go, what to wear, what to believe, and which battles to fight, and she does it with flair.
In the same way, female entrepreneurs are fiercely independent. They don’t subscribe to the stereotypes in the workplace that put them in a box labelled dainty or weak. They are nurturing yet headstrong. In whatever they do, their personality shines. 

She is a woman with a mission. 
Diana has been raised with a sense of Amazonian history and their purpose in the world of man. She knows she must fight the war to end all wars and defeat Ares. By doing so she is putting herself in danger, but she refuses to hide in the island paradise and embraces this mission for the greater good. 
Likewise, female entrepreneurs have a clear vision of what they want to achieve in life. They become the change they want to see in this world. By being purposeful in their actions, they give back to their communities through the advocacies they support. These women, both fictional and real, don’t wait for permission to do what is right.

She evolves with the times.
Let’s admit it: Diana is a sheltered kid. But that didn’t stop her from learning every step of the way. She has childlike curiosity and a thirst for seeking truth. She isn’t afraid to change strategies when she realizes she’s going the wrong way. Remember that time in Batman Vs. Superman when Bruce Wayne discovers her in historical photos? Let’s just say she might have gone undetected if not for her age-defying good looks, but we’re not holding that against her. 
Every female entrepreneur worth her salt knows that you need to adapt to survive. They don’t see change as an obstacle, but as an opportunity. They stay updated with the tools of the trade and develop better ways to thrive. 

Her most powerful weapon comes from the heart.
Unlike her male counterparts who are deathly afraid of wearing their hearts on their sleeves, Wonder Woman is not afraid to feel vulnerable. Far from being a weakness, it is her greatest strength. It is also her source of wisdom, by which she realizes that the real enemy is not something any superhero can defeat. It is up to mankind to choose their own path just as she did hers. 
Women entrepreneurs lead with their hearts as well. They value people for who they are, beyond their titles and merits. With it they are able to inspire and unite others to work toward a common goal. The power of love uncovers truths that enable them to be the great leaders they are.