Pocket-Sized Success: 7 Items Every Businesswoman Should Have in Her Purse

March 2, 2012 ‐ By madamenoire

By Blair Bedford

As a career woman, being prepared for almost anything is key to landing the job you want, keeping and growing in the job you have, or moving on to the next job of your dreams. Another key to career success is putting everything around you in perspective, from the company you keep to the items you keep with you on a daily basis that can be last minute life savers.

What’s in your purse might seem like a personal matter, but making sure you are prepared professionally could begin and end right with what you have in your tote, satchel, hobo, bucket or shoulder bag. Things like your cell phone, keys and wallet are essentials in your purse for your everyday life, but keep these items in mind when you put your career success in perspective.

Business cards

Business cards are a necessity for any professional to carry around at all times. Whether you are hitting the gym, the office or even the bar after work, keeping your professional business card on you wherever you go (and plenty of them) helps you network successfully whenever the opportunity comes across. You never know when someone will surprisingly ask you the question outside of a networking event: “Do you have a card?” If your company doesn’t have the option to order business cards for you, many websites help you design and create your own for easy networking-on-the-go.

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  • Nice article! Check out this post on the history of purses, why they are important and what they should contain http://bit.ly/x5gr5B

  • SoTrue

    I have all of these items 😀 Well prepared at only 20 years of age! Lol

  • L-Boogie

    Good advice.  

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  • Merriegirl

    “Energy Reviving Tools” are key. As women in the working world we have so many more responsibilities then our male counterparts. We handle are work outside of the home as well as domestic tasks inside. Sometimes an energy boost is really needed.