Female celebrities from across the country are teaming up in an effort to help girls get out there and take charge. They are also trying to campaign for people to stop calling girls bossy when they are really just being the boss. Beyoncé, Jane Lynch, and Jennifer Garner have started the campaign and hope for it to gain national attention.
When a male stands up and takes charge, he is called a leader. When a girl does it she is labeled as bossy and so many women fear going after leadership roles. The celebs have teamed up with LeanIn which was started by Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) and the Girl Scouts. They also partnered with Lifetime TV to create a PSA.
In the PSA the women speak about how females are either pushed out of leadership roles or afraid to get into them in the first place because of the name calling and bias that surrounds a woman in a position of power. They set up a website called banbossy.com and there is a petition that people can sign to ban the word “bossy”. When girls are labeled with something at a young age or even when they are older, it can scar them and hold them back from going after what they really want. Condoleeza Rice says that there are no limits to how far a woman can go.
The banbossy.com site shows that they are trying to empower girls to go after what they want and to stop the bias that is so present in today’s workforce. There are so many girls and women out there with amazing ideas and talents but they are not being utilized because of how they are perceived when they takes charge. These celebs and organizations are trying to stop this from happening.