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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.

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 t...

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.

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.

Creating History: Self-Image and Women in Leadership

Verneda White | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Verneda White

This Women's History Month, with all the women I admire and the next generation, I hope to inspire in tow, I thank my mom for being a woman who leads, creates and stands, who embraces her bossy, and who understands that "well-behaved women rarely make history."

5 Reasons I Will Not Ban Bossy

Mary Dalton | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Mary Dalton

While I am sympathetic of the motives behind the Ban Bossy campaign, I propose reclaiming the rhetoric instead of banning the word.

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.

'Ban Bossy' Campaign Misses the Mark Concerning Girls' and Women's Leadership Skills

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that little girls who are told they are "bossy" should be told instead that they have "leadership potential." Ms. Sandberg's intentions are good, but she's confused about what being "bossy" really means. Her campaign to "Ban Bossy" is misguided and misses the mark.

Sheryl Sandberg Embraced 'the Bossy': Shouldn't Our Girls?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

Being called bossy is no fun. And I'm all for people not using the word "bossy" as negative shorthand for girls trying to flex their burgeoning leadership skills. But as one friend mentioned to me, maybe a better approach is teaching our girls to "stand up," rather than making them believe we can change the behavior of others.

Stop Trashing Sheryl Sandberg: Banning 'Bossy' Matters to Feminism

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Heather Wood Rudúlph

Sheryl Sandberg knows business, media and academia, and she knows what limits women in these areas. She's putting her expertise to use where it has the greatest influence. Whether Ban Bossy effectively changes how girls are labeled for all time, or increases the confidence of just a few, it's work worthy of praise.

In Defense of Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In, Ban Bossy, and Whatever Else She Comes Up With

Karen Cahn | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Karen Cahn

Women are regarded more favorably in the workplace if they defer to others, if they are collaborative and soft. Women who are direct and strong are not valued as much as humble and demure women. This is what Ban Bossy is all about.

Taking Back Bossy

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

Banning the word "bossy" on the playground does not eliminate the more insidious issue, where female assertiveness is treated with negative feedback, while it is a positive attribute in men.

I Am Not Bossy But I Am a Boss Lady

Fatima Scipio | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Fatima Scipio

We can campaign to ban the word bossy but the most important thing we need to do is to teach girls to be a Boss. We have to teach them to walk in their God given talents, skills and abilities. By doing this we are essentially highlighting skills that will make them productive citizens in our society.

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.

#BanBossy... LOVE IT!

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Keisha Sutton-James

I see it as my job as mom to help my girls be who they naturally are and to live out their lives, not those that "they" have prescribed are acceptable for her. I see it as part of my job as a media professional to help girls see positive images of themselves and to help young women become more of what they want to be.

WATCH: Why Women Should Embrace Being 'Bossy'

Posted 03.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce -- with the help of some other famous girlfriends, of course -- recently released a video suggesting that the word "bossy"...

Don't Ban Bossy. Embrace It.

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

I love that LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts have partnered to help empower girls and encourage them to lead. I love what they're doing. I just don't love how they've chosen to word their message.