What Every Productive Woman Carries in Her Bag
Posted on 16 May 2016
Ladies love handbags! It literally has our whole life inside. But what’s really in those mini luggage’s hanging from our shoulder? Better yet, what are productive women carrying in their handbags? I surveyed my own bag and a few other successful women in my network, here’s what we found.
1. Hand Sanitizer
Pumping gas, getting cash out the ATM, shaking hands with others, and opening doors to the office all require the use of hand sanitizer on the regular. We’re busy, no time for germs!
2. Charger/Battery Pack
Early morning gym session, to the office, conference calls during lunch, then to happy hour with our girls. The latest phone can barely keep up the average successful women and the use of her cell phone. An extra charger or battery pack allows her to never miss a beat.
As a business woman it’s tacky and shows lack of preparation to ask for a pen. Who knows when we’ll need to sign a check, or give our lovely signature to secure a deal. Always be ready!
We may have an impromptu lunch date with bae at a five-star restaurant downtown and valet parking is a must. Having an extra twenty bucks in our wallet can really go a long way!
5. Mobile Head Phones
Ever had to rush through the airport holding a carryon, your bag AND try to listen in on a conference call with your other hand? Ladies our phones come with a headset, carry it, and use it!
6. Daily Planner
Because what successful woman do you know that doesn’t carry her daily planner with her everywhere she goes?
The salmon and broccoli was a great healthy lunch to keep you on track to maintaining your summer body, but you have a presentation to give upon your arrival to the office, grab a mint and never leave without them!.
8. Compact Mirror with Setting Powder
Need to check your teeth after lunch or touchup your makeup to ensure you’re always beat? Grab your compact out of your bag to avoid finding the nearest restroom
9. Business Card Holder
We’re business women, and we never know when the opportunity to network with other professionals will present itself. Stay ready by having your business cards in a sleek holder with you at all times.
10. Healthy Snack
Ever been so busy you literally forget to eat? Keeping a healthy snack like a granola bar in your bag will help hold you over until you meet your girls at happy hour.
I know its rare that we ever get a moment to ourselves, but when we do we must still be productive. Carrying a book ensures that we are always utilizing our time wisely.
Take a look in your bag, what are you missing?