WITIN joins a campaign to stop using the word “bossy.” The Campaign called “Ban Bossy” was launched on the 9th of March, 2014 .The campaign points out that less girls want to take leadership role in middle school because they are afraid of being labeled bossy. Sheryl Sandberg, as a ninth grader at Highland Oaks junior high in Miami, acted as her class vice president and wasn’t shy about raising her voice “We had real changes we wanted to make changes in student government,” she recalls about the goals she and the class president, her best friend Mindy Levy, set out to accomplish. But instead of acknowledging their effort, a teacher criticized her saying “She’s too aggressive, too bossy,”, “You don’t want to be bossy.” For both young women, her point was clear: Girls aren’t supposed to lead. Thankfully, Sandberg — Facebook COO, best-selling author — didn’t listen.
Sandberg’s organization Lean In joins forces with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Marie Chávez to launch the “Ban Bossy” campaign to ban the word bossy, a negative label they say is too often applied to young girls, and one of the many they are discouraged from speaking up. A man is a “boss” while a woman is “bossy.” As result of this, girls are less interested in leadership than boys for the fear of being called “bossy”. Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression,” Sandberg added, as quoted by ABC News. “Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good, that you can make the world a better place.”
WITIN joins the “Ban Bossy” Campaign to discourage girls from giving up on their Leadership aspirations.The society needs girls and women for its development.
WITIN says: Let’s ban “bossy” to encourage girls in Leadership, Girls are not bossy, Girls are Leaders!!