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Parenting: I Almost Dodged That Bullet...

Marion Leary | Posted 09.25.2016 | Parents
Marion Leary

Yes, science supports the fact that people without kids are happier, and has also found that having kids makes you more unhappy than someone who just experienced the death of a partner. But then, if you didn't have a kid, you would miss out on all the good things, the little things

Don't Ban Bossy -- What I Learned From Being Bossy

Martina Mercer | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Martina Mercer

Telling someone what to do is easy, gaining respect and loyalty is not. Please don't confuse being bossy with leaderships skills. A leader can give direction without being labelled bossy. A bossy person can shout orders without being labelled a leader. Who would you rather listen to?

One Thing I Would Change

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

If I could change one thing about today's landscape, it would be to bring more women into the sphere of leadership. Why?

What Women Need To Know On The Road To Leadership, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | Home

There are a few important skills women need to take with them on the road to leadership, and Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, helped ...

The Confidence Gene, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | Home

When it comes to the science behind confidence, Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, explained the extent to which this gene can be manip...

Confidence Do's And Dont's, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | Home

Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, supplied us with a few important and surprising “do’s” and “don’ts” when it comes to con...

Why Sports Are Great For Girls, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | Home

When asked about how to instill self-confidence in young girls, Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, had a few words of wisdom to share f...

Being Married To The White House Press Secretary, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | Home

Since Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, is married to The White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, we just couldn’t resist picking he...

Claire Shipman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | Home

It was such a pleasure to have Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, as my guest on Mondays With Marlo. A successful news anchor, accompl...

Two Mistakes Women Make In The Workplace To Undermine Their Confidence, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | Home

Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, shared some valuable insights about the mistakes women make in the workplace—often unknowingly—t...

Ban Bitchy

Alyssa Wolff and Alison Leiby | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Alyssa Wolff and Alison Leiby

Being a strong woman means being outspoken, independent, and incredibly confident. So, sure, call us whatever you want. Just don't call us bitchy.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

I Am Not a Boss, I Am a Leader

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

Growing up, people often called me bossy. I soon realized that they called me bossy because I was determined to succeed and overcome any obstacles that came my way.

15 Reasons Why Women Are Crushing It Right Now

Posted 07.08.2016 | Women

Sure, things are undeniably sunnier for women in the “Lean In” culture of 2014, but we’re not fully there yet. Here are some cold, hard facts: ...

A Positive Spin on Bossy

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Amy Arndt

t 10, my daughter knew that there was something negative about the word "bossy," but she understood that a simple word choice could turn bossy into something powerful.

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.

Humans Could Learn From Nature's 'Bossy' Females

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

Natural Leaders Growing up the daughter of an entomologist, I learned to see parallels between the natural world and the modern world everywhere I lo...

Why I Will Not #BanBossy

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels With all due respect to my idols, Sheryl, Beyoncé, and the other women of the...

Ban Bossy Debate Marginalizes Real Issues for Women and Work

Trish Morrison | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Trish Morrison

If more women were in top positions, we wouldn't be debating Sandberg's opinions because it wouldn't be news. She'd be just another COO and it wouldn't be enough to feed the marketing machine.

Childhood Gender Roles Look Totally Ridiculous When Forced On Adults

Posted 04.02.2014 | Women

Girls are pretty pink princesses, and boys are blue-blooded studs -- at least that's the message most young kids receive on a daily basis. (See little...

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.

It's Never Too Late to Learn to Lead -- Without Being 'Bossy'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that little girls should never be called "bossy." I disagree. Being called "bossy" has helped me become a better leader -- and a better human being as well.

Ban the 'Ban Wagon'

Gail Federici | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Gail Federici

There are so many serious issues that face women today. There is a worldwide epidemic of abuse, trafficking, oppression on a grand scale. Being called "bossy," in my opinion, is not one of them.

Affirmations for the Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

When it comes to relationships, many strong, self-confident women fear that they will fail, either at finding a partnership or at making one work.

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.