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Ban Bossy Campaign

Interview: Sinéad O'Connor Isn't Bossy; She's the Boss

Sarah Toce | Posted 10.28.2014 | Celebrity
Sarah Toce

A new worldwide tour and fresh lease on life have caused deep introspection for O'Connor. With three marriages under her belt and a fourth in progress, the mom of four has a new goal in life: putting herself first.

Ban Bossy...But Don't Stop There

Elke Govertsen | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Elke Govertsen

While you have the national stage, let's talk about name calling and shaming in general. I am not just talking about kids; I am talking about adults who are talking TO kids. And how we speak to each other.

The 'B' Word I Don't Want To Give Up

Vanessa Petion | Posted 06.01.2014 | Teen
Vanessa Petion

To me, "bossy" could easily have many connotations. I believe someone who is bossy as a leader; someone who doesn't easily give in to submission, nor do they take defeat as an easy way out. It's a term of empowerment.

Raise Your Hand, Daughter

Jennifer Handford | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Handford

I'm the entire Ban Bossy campaign and controversy rolled into a mom.

Sheryl Sandberg's 'Ban Bossy' Campaign

Felice Shapiro | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I'm really annoyed by this latest roll out from Sheryl. The whole concept of banning this word feels silly -- perhaps juvenile. It sends me right back to the playground.

The Last Word on the Ban Bossy Campaign

Ann Cinzar | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Ann Cinzar

Ban Bossy is not about the idea that girls are shamed for being bossy and boys are admired for it. The fact is we don't call boys bossy; we call them a number of other names. Yet none of the names we call boys carry the underlying implication that there is something to be ashamed of.

How to Really Encourage Your Daughter's Leadership Abilities

Ana Homayoun | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Ana Homayoun

As parents and educators, one of the most powerful things we can do is give our girls the opportunity to start asking questions around personal purpose, leadership and values earlier in life.

Let's Ban the Banning Bossy Ban

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Sandberg and others who have clamored onto this bandwagon agree that "bossy" sends the wrong message to girls. The attempt to ban the word sends the equally wrong message that all it takes is a little creative editing to fix life's problems.

Women Face Far Greater Issues Than Being Called Bossy

Today's Mama | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Today's Mama

You can be bossy without being good at your job. You can be bossy without having an ounce of leadership qualities. Frankly, you can be bossy and have every right to be, because that's what bosses have to do sometimes, whether they're the head of a company or a household.

Why Being Bossy Can Be A Good Thing

Blake Kernen | Posted 05.12.2014 | Teen
Blake Kernen

I'm not ready to jump on the Bossy Ban bandwagon anytime soon. Sometimes, you just need that word bossy to describe a certain situation. As a 14-year-old girl, I feel I'm somewhat qualified to weigh in on this subject.

What We REALLY Mean When We Say 'Bossy'

Posted 03.15.2014 | Teen

Let the awesome young women in this PSA -- from a new campaign spearheaded by Sheryl Sandberg and the Girl Scouts -- convince you to throw "bossy," "p...

Beyoncé's Not Bossy, She's The Boss -- And We Believe Her

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

"I'm not bossy. I'm the boss." From the Lean In organization and Girl Scouts of the USA comes the new public service campaign "Ban Bossy." Designed...