Sheryl Sandberg has long criticized the use the of the word “bossy” to describe young girls who are assertive. Instead, the Facebook COO has urged people to forgo the word with all its negative connotations, and instead describe these girls as “feminist” or displaying “executive leadership skills.”
Now, Sandberg is helping spearhead a campaign to nix the word and encourage young women to become leaders.
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LeanIn.org, a non-profit organization founded by Sandberg, has partnered with the Girl Scouts on the Ban Bossy campaign. It includes a dedicated website filled with stories and quotes from prominent women and a social media campaign for sharing facts and tips tied to the hashtag #banbossy. Read more…