But what definitely does not make a successful woman is the length of her skirt, the height of her heels or the amount of makeup that she is wearing.
That was the message given across by one of the 'contestants' in the new series of The Apprentice on BBC 1. Sarah Dales, an executive assistant for a top finance firm (according to The Mirror), took on the responsibility of project manager in the first episode that aired last night. It was her job to organise the teams' sales strategy.
Unfortunately, her sales strategy seemed to comprise mostly of making sure her team wore short skirts/dresses, high heels and lots of makeup. These things don't make you successful as a woman, and frankly I'm surprised at the importance she placed on them given her career history.
Of course it's TV and we can't forget that sometimes things are edited to show comments in a certain way, but I am still really unimpressed with her comments and her attitude.
Remember you define what makes you successful, no-one else!