I came across Mark Zuckerburgs Facebook post the other day. (No, we aren’t really friends.) It was congratulating Sheryl Sandburg with her Lean In initiative and the positive influence they’re making in girls lives so I decided to check it out.
Ban Bossy is a campaign created to help encourage girls to lead rather than telling them something along the lines of “Shush, you’re being bossy.” I can’t count the number of times I was told to back down when I was younger.
This is an amazing initiative that should help teachers, parents, and caregivers encourage these young developing minds in a more positive and uplifting manner. If you want tips, check out their website to download their PDFs.
This campaign has partnered with Girls Scouts and on their site they even promote Black Girls Code, a wonderful program teaching computer programming to young girls in California. It looks like they have a lot of powerful women backing the campaign. I look forward to hearing more about the work they do, and for now I felt encouraged to share this information.
I have two boys to raise, but I think these tips will also help me develop a house of confident children regardless of gender.