Anna Wintour

If you have ever watched a smart, powerful woman walk into the room and hold her own with class, grace and style, you know the effect a "boss b*ch" can a can have on those around her (yes, grace, style and b*tch were all used in that sentence). It’s not about being rude, demanding or loud, but more about maintaining a personal constitution that guides her through difficulties and shines a light of inspiration so bright that others can’t help but want to follow in her footsteps. Here, we share 8 common traits of women in control. How many do you hold?

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