Sometimes it seems like a man’s world, especially when it comes to business. Oftentimes women are overlooked as they continue to climb the corporate ladder despite cultural and social barriers. Global Corporate Accommodations recognizes more and more women travel for business and offers some tips and tricks for those ladies who work hard and then work harder.
The first step for successful travel is packing. It usually entails cramming a lifetime of online shopping into the largest acceptable carry-on. A thorough toiletry kit might be the most important component because looking and feeling your best means performing your best. Most women are fond of specific beauty products and should be sure to bring them on trips.
In terms of clothing, women might have an advantage because women’s clothing is extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down with appropriate accessories. It is a good idea to bring one comfortable outfit, one formal outfit, and several dresses that could go either way. Anything wrinkle free is a bonus! Finally, round out the array with an eye mask, earplugs, and healthy snacks. Airport food never tastes as good as it smells, and those with layovers can’t count on having enough time to stop and ogle Starbucks scones.
After arriving, be sure to keep in touch with family and try to call home every night. Use FaceTime or Skype to read bedtime books to little ones, or enjoy a meal with the hubby. In between meetings and paperwork, pick up a couple souvenirs to bring back for loved ones. Children are more likely to forgive busy mothers who have time to buy little presents! Our final travel tip: crank up the confidence! You will be surprised how far confidence can carry an unprepared traveler, so if all else fails—act as though nothing is wrong and strut like the queen you are!