Long gone are the days when a petite woman was not taken seriously and her attempts went unnoticed. ‘The present’ has come as a gift for petites! Are you female and petite? Well, leave your worries about your tiny stature at bay. Height is not at all an obstacle to your success. Did you know that one-fourth of adult women in the US are less than 5’3″? And, these women run successful businesses, raise families as well as protest for their beliefs just like everyone else. Well, do you feel that your small stature is a great disadvantage? THINK AGAIN.
Let us have a look at some of the petite powerhouses that made big impacts to their society as well as the world.
Petite Women that Stamped their Mark
Rosa Parks (5’3″) was a popular African American civil rights leader.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate judge of the Supreme Court of United States is 5′ 1/2″.
Golda Meir, a woman of short stature, served as the Prime Minister of Israel.
Corazon Aquino (5'0) was the first female president of the Philippines and was seen standing on a box numerous times to see over the podium as she delivered a speech.
Dr Ruth Westheimer is just 4’7″and is labeled the most popular sex educator and therapist.
Kelly Clarkson, the renowned American singer, is 5’3″.
Famous comedienne Janeane Garofalo who is also a writer, actress, and liberal political activist is 5’1″.
Rachael Ray, an American television personality, celebrity chef, businesswoman, and author is 5’3″.
Bernadette Peters, Broadway legend stands at 5’3″.
Celia Cruz who attained salsa stardom and became a Latin music icon is yet another successful petite woman. And truly, the list is endless.
Is it possible for petite women to succeed in business?
When focusing on business especially, it is not easy to find the stats on entrepreneurs and businesswomen who were successful; and you know what? That’s actually a positive note! It is because the public and the media are focusing on the size of their success and profit margins and not their stature and clothes!
When you have a look at The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2012 by Forbes, you may learn that a lot of female magnates are either of average height or below-average height. Hear it loud! Height and size are not obstacles in your path towards success. You can be petite, you can be female and still you have all the right and scope to leave your impact, make yourself heard and attain your goals.
Psychological studies have come up with one truth: Petites are more ambitious. Researchers at New Scientist have concluded that belittling women owing to childlike associations with their height perhaps induces the antagonistic behavior, thereby causing petites to beat their “cute” stereotype and become more bold and ambitious. Naturally, this escalates their personality and spirit making them dominant and successful in their concerned field of work.
There you have it, you don’t have to stand 5’9” tall to be successful. In fact, even women who are considered the modern sex symbol such as Megan Fox, Shakira, and Lady Gaga stand smart at 5’3” or less. So, petite women, power up!