Years ago I launched a local chapter of Femfessionals. I wrote about it here and have since received great support and feedback from women in my community. I love that our collective consciousness is focused on elevating women in all aspects of their lives. I loved Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean-In and am still a passionate supporter of Girl Scouts. The Ban Bossy campaign has been a huge PR success and I applaud all of the efforts that have gone into creating a cohesive message that celebrities, girl scouts, professionals and citizens can get behind and support. However, as you will read in my quotes from Leanne Italie’s Some question Sheryl Sandberg’s Ban Bossy campaign, while this is a campaign that I support and believe in, I also hope that in our fervor to man-up our young ladies, we don’t let go of our efforts to raise kind, sensitive, aware, empathetic girls.
“There’s a middle to all of this. The middle is a little bit of restraint and a little bit of kindness. We want that for all of our children, male or female.”
Let me know what you think! I would love to hear your thoughts on the campaign, the issues it highlights, or your experience in either area.