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Empowering Girls: “Ban Bossy”

As a huge fan of best-selling author, Sheryl Sandberg, I was extremely excited to learn she is leading a new initiative that I hope will inspire parents and educators to really think about the power of words to demean or empower young girls.  Like Sandberg, I believe “negative put-downs stop girls from pursuing leadership roles.” These put-downs can be so detrimental to the health and wellness of young girls that they can “carry emotional scars from childhood into adulthood.”  In order to give voice to her concerns, Sandberg’s organization, Lean In, “has joined forces with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Girls Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez to launch a new public service campaign “Ban Bossy.” Please check out banbossy.com for additional information and resources to help support and encourage leadership among young girls. tlb

Related reference: Sheryl Sandberg and Anna Maria Chavez on Bossy, the Other B-Word

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Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

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