To look slim and gorgeous is every woman’s dream!
There are several ways through which you can dress up for a slimmer look. While searching for such ways I came across these interesting one which I want to share with my readers-
- Avoid wide and broad belts if you have a large waist. If you have nice legs, go in for a knee length skirt with a basic shirt to bring more attention to the legs.
For the top-heavy women, always avoid clingy fabrics on the top area. Dark colours will be better choice for you.You can go in for thin materials like cotton or cotton jersey. The one way to look slim would definitely be the use of one-color dressing
Avoid shiny fabrics in loud colors. These reflect light and thus will make you appear larger.
Choose garments with vertical lines. This is one of the great ways to look slim. The use of vertical lines also elongates and slims down the body by adding height to it. Horizontal lines add width to the body, so avoid these in any form.
To give thin looks to your arm wear skinny or slim bangles and bracelet styled watch.
Women power wins! Womenlines brings to you different stories regarding women achievements around the world.
All-woman crew operated the ultra-long-haul Mumbai-New York flight. It was perhaps the first time in the global aviation history that a 14-16 hour non-stop flight that cuts across ten time zones was “manned” only by women. Flight AI-141 had two sets of women pilots as is the norm with these flights. Apart from this, the airline will be operating three domestic all women’s flight. These include one each on the Mumbai-Bangalore-Mumbai, Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Mumbai and Mumbai-Nagpur-Mumbai sectors. All activities connected with these four flight operations will also be handled by women employees.
Around the world, 18.8 per cent of national parliamentary positions are held by women, according to surveys by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Both the United States and India, the world’s two largest democracies, fall below this average. In India, only 10.8 per cent of seats in legislatures are held by women; the figure for the US is 16.8 per cent.
The world leader in female political empowerment? Hold your breath: It’s the formerly tortured African nation of Rwanda, which already has the constitutional requirement (which India is agonizing over) that at least 30 per cent of its parliamentary seats must go to women. In 2008, Rwanda overshot the mark, and elected women to 45 out of 80 parliamentary seats, or 56.25 per cent.
Shriver Report kicks-Released in October 2009 to much delight and debate, it shows a broader aspect of female empowerment. For the first time in US history, the study reveals, almost half of US workers (49.5 per cent) are female. Mothers have become the primary breadwinners in four in 10 American families even as men are cheering them on and taking a back seat in a recession-era economy (they hardly have a choice; they account for three out of four jobs lost).
Looking at it from the education angle, the report shows women now earn 60 per cent of college degrees awarded each year, and 50 per cent of the PhD and professional degrees. Almost 40 per cent of working women hold managerial and other professional positions. Women make 80 per cent of buying decisions in American homes.
The number of women working for themselves doubled between 1979 and 2003, so that women make up 35 per cent of all self-employed Americans. The number of women-owned businesses is growing at a rate of 23 per cent, 2.5 times faster than the growth in the number of total businesses. Companies led by women are proving to have healthier bottom lines.
Wait for the next issues from Womenlines for more interesting news updates about women for women and by a woman!
It takes a lot of persistence to get you from a great idea to a profit-making venture!
Entrepreneurs are following some special elements of success which makes them what they are.There are skills to do business. Going across some books I came across these elements of success which are followed by successful entrepreneurs-
1.A GOOD BUSINESS PLAN-
This is crucial for planning, implementing, and conducting a new business. It helps organize and direct the important steps for your venture and can mean the difference between success and failure.There are different workshops by various women groups, which can provide free help in writing a business plan.
2. CLEAR GOALS-
Select the goals you want to concentrate on and the direction you will take to achieve those goals. Determine daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals, for your business. and then make a to do list of steps that you will take to accomplish each goal.
If you want to start your business, expert say that you must have 6 months to 2 years savings with you as a back up.This is just to cover living expenses. Money for business is to be arranged after estimating how much will be your start up cost. Loans from banks, friends, savings etc can be good options while making financial arrangement for business. Then to keep your business going you have to have a cash reserve for all your purchases, bills and other expenses. Keeping good records and consulting with financial ad visors will all help you to stay in business.
4. KNOW YOUR BREAK-EVEN POINT-
Using your records and advice of your accountant or financial advisor watch for the point when your business begins to make profit. Depending upon how much money you have borrowed it may take about 2 years. It depends upon the type of business, like a service business such as public relation and counselling, will generally require less start up money than opening a small shop with inventory or another product related business.
Stress is the normal part of the life nowadays.Womenfolk particularly often feel stressed due to the loads of responsibilities on them. Its the matter how women handle it, specifically how they avoid it and that determines your success rate in life in today’s mad rat race world!
I tried out some new ways of stress busters which I found very effective. I want to share it with my readers so that they can also be benefited-
1. PUT THE MUSIC ON particularly instrumental one. Words can distract you. So go for some calming music which gives you fresh energy. Piano music can be very relaxing . Just came across very relaxing music online which is available free on http://www.origenmusic.com. There is one other site http://nature-downloads.naturesounds.ca which has collection of natural sounds like of birds for relaxation. People who love fast music can go for salsa numbers which can freshen you like something.
2. USE ESSENTIAL OILS- You can also use essential oils for relaxing. Lavender, Clary sage, ylang ylang, and frankincense are some great ones for relaxing. However, finding the perfect scent for you will be based on your preferences. You can use fresh flowers daily around yourself for a good natural fragrant atmosphere around.
3.TIME OUT YOURSELF- You can give yourself a mental time out. To do so clear away all your thoughts and try to concentrate on a color or the emptiness. When thoughts try to disturb you, work on pushing them back out.
This will provide a lot of relaxation in just a few minutes.
4. MENTAL VACCATION- This is also very interesting one.Pick some place that is restful whether it is a beach, garden, pond, or elsewhere. Go there for a few minutes and try to imagine what it looks like, smells like, and even sounds like. This will freshen your spirit in a minute!
Its all in your mind!Always be aware of yourself and whenever you realize that stress is overpowering you go for some relaxation technique. Its will help you a lot in keeping yourself healthy and strong!
Indira Nooyi is in the list of 25 top guns CEOs in US!
Leading the beverage major Pepsico Indira Nooyi, has won accolades for her working style and has kept her company on the path of success despite the bad economic conditions. Womenlines pays hats off to Indira Nooyi who is progressing towards the path of success and glorifying Indian women representation in the global scene. Women like Indira Nooyi sets an example in front of all those aspiring women who want to create their niche in life. School girls should be informed about Nooyi’s achievement and should be aspired to follow her footsteps.
Woman of substance
Its quite interesting to look into her portfolio,being the highest- ranking Indian-born woman in corporate America, Nooyi has pushed PepsiCo to take bold risks like acquisition on Tropicana in 1998 and starting company’s fast food chain in 1997.Nooyi has a degree in management from Yale, and her career includes stints at the Boston Consulting Group and Motorola. She attributes much of her success to her upbringing in India. Nooyi honors her heritage by often attending PepsiCo events wearing a sari. She has developes 5C’s as formula of her success 1-Competence: you must acquire a hip-pocket skill which you’re known for, and keep working at it. 2.Confidence and3.Courage go together. Unless you’re willing to speak up for what you believe in, you’re never going to be much of a leader.
4.Communication skills, both oral and written, are really important. It’s the one area I’d really like to see our younger people investing in.5.Company’s conscience.
Her basket of awards is already full with so many achievements and awards.She has been awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007 by government of India. Forbes magazine poll has ranked Nooyi third on 2008 list of The world’s most powerful women.In 2008 , Nooyi has been named one of America’s Best Leader’s by U.S News and World report.