It is funny how “being a business lady” is associated with a distinct look (you get the stereotype-visual in your head already, right?). Since I will be studying business this semester, I began wondering, about the meaning of being a business student. How does society define a business lady, and what kind of business lady do I want to become?
Most people would not guess, that someone like me would study business; I have always been the colorful, quirky and creative type that had big plans of being a fashion designer. There still a whole lot of truth in all that – I am still the same version of me, and I still dream of working in fashion, preferably having a creative business of my own. And that is exactly where business school comes in! I already did a two year technical design degree in Reykjavík, to be able to craft my own fashion, and now it is time to learn the business side of things! Also, I have a totally nerdy side when it comes to math, numbers, strategy and statistics….. So i guess i will thrive just fine in the study itself!
I am utterly motivated to start learning, I have big plans for what, and how I will use all the new knowledge, and am sure that I will enjoy all courses coming my way (along with freaking out about all the new workload haha)! But then comes the question – how do I see myself as a business student and future business lady? If you are studying business, have big entrepreneurial plans of starting your own business along with being business minded – you must be a business lady already, right?
The real question is – how do you and how does society define a business lady? For the fun of it, I decided to google “business lady” and this came up (as expected).
Ladies, wearing suits, talking on their mobile phone, holding a pen, wearing glasses while looking busy. Well – I have glasses! I Have a mobile phone – I could do all that!
It is funny how being a business lady is associated with a distinct look. It is almost colorless – only wearing white shirts and black pencil skirts, and if you are very brave – mabye a dark blue blazer…!!!
If you ask me – this is a completely outdated stereotype. The modern day business lady is her own boss, not trying to fit into a specific frame – she wears whatever she likes! You create your own fashion, associated with the business you conduct. At least I can assure you, that I plan on being quite the colorful and playful business lady – with just as high ambitions as the ladies on the pictures, while being just as busy! My phone will just have a furry cover on it, and my shoes will have pompoms on them.
For this post, I chose one of my most colorful outfits – holografic skirt, pink adidas, pompoms on my shoes and vivid green knit wearing no make up. The point being to show the biggest contrast possible haha! Are there any business ladies out there – who dare to dress outside the frame? I would love to hear your thoughts on this!
Pompoms and furry regards