Beyonce Isn’t Bossy – She’s The Boss

Mar 10, 2014 at 6:25 pm |
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Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of Lean In launched her Ban Bossy campaign to empower young girls to lead!

Sandberg is the author of the best selling book Lean In, a book that inspired the a movement that aimed to help women achieve their professional and personal goals by “leaning into their ambitions.” The movement provides support in three key ways: community, education and circles.

Now with her Ban Bossy campaign, she hopes to create another revolution in the way girls think about their attitude to ambitions but this doesn’t mean leadership should be bullying. “Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression,” Sandberg said. “Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place.”

“We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead,” Sandberg said, “and if you ask girls why they don’t want to lead, whether it’s the school project all the way on to running for office, they don’t want to be called bossy, and they don’t want to be disliked.”

“We call girls bossy on the playground,” Sandberg said. “We call them too aggressive or other B-words in the workplace. They’re bossy as little girls, and then they’re aggressive, political, shrill, too ambitious as women.”

Sandberg’s Lean In organization has joined forces with strong women figures such as Beyonce, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Diane von Fürstenberg, Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch and more to launch a public service announcement to ban the word ‘bossy’ for good.

Parents, kids, teachers and others can go to banbossy.com for tips on how to encourage young female leaders.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of Lean In launched her Ban Bossy campaign to empower young girls to lead!