A leader is somebody who influences, leaders and guides others. Characteristic is that quality that defines a person, place or a thing. And this comes from character which is the outward reflections of your inward valves, that manifests through your actions, words and thoughts.
A godly woman should possess the following characteristics. Women like Deborah, Esther, Ruth etc. possessed them.
L — loving John 15:12-13,
E — Exemplary Mathew 7:12,
A — Approachable Mark 10;16,
D — Dedicated and Determined,
E — Educated, equipped 2 timothy 2;15,Eph4 ;12,
R — Relational-sacrificial,
S — Servanthood John13:12-17,
H — Honest/humility Proverb 12;22,1 Samuel15:10-12, Romans 13;13,
I — Inspirational/ Integrity Job31;1 Psalms 101;2,
P — Practical / Principled/ Prayerful.1 Thessalonians 5:17
Anyone desiring a service position must demonstrate godly love as a foundation of good leadership John 15:13. In Judges Chapters 4 and 5, we find an example of a godly woman in leadership called Deborah who laid down her life for others in a loving, caring manner that directed Israel at a time when sin and lawlessness were the order of the day.