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3 Life Lessons from Wonder Woman Gal Gadot (from Inc.)

When the original Wonder Woman came out in 1975, there weren’t a lot well-recognized female super heroes in the world.

Flash-forward to today, and we can see them everywhere, on screen and off. I encounter wonder women in my life everyday–my mother, best friend, colleagues, and leaders I work with. For example, a colleague Tania Katan, co-created a female empowerment campaign, #ItWasNeverADress, for software company Axosoft.

And, as it turns out, Gal Gadot, who plays the new Wonder Woman, is one in real life, too.

One life lesson professional women can glean from the actress is: It’s not about work-life balance; it is about management.

Gal shot the blockbuster in LA, while her family lives in Israel. She knew she couldn’t balance the time between work and family. After all, she cannot be in two places at once.

So, she did the next best thing–she mastered international conference calls, international travel, jet lag, and time zones. She shuttled herself back and forth to audition for the movie, meet about it, and then film it, so that she could continue her career while being a mommy and wife.

To read the other two lessons professional women can glean from Gal Gadot, click here.

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