3.12.2014

Women's Wednesday #3

I have a couple awesome things to share in this round of Women's Wednesday. A little reminder about the idea behind this series of blog posts...

In the Women's Wednesday posts, I will share articles, movements, ideas, etc. that support and encourage women. While we have come along way in gender equality, there is still room for improvement. As a woman, I hope that you'll at least take a look at these articles. You don't have to agree with everything that I share, but I do think it's good to at least be aware of what's going on in the world around you.

Getty Images' Lean In Collection

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This new collection of stock images shows women in leadership positions in everyday life. The collection includes women of all races, ages, and religions featured in all types of scenarios. The images present women in different family dynamics, as well. The images are beautiful and will go a long way in breaking down barriers and leveling the gender playing field.

Take a peek at a few images in this BuzzFeed article, and see the entire collection on the Getty Images website.

Ban Bossy



From the Ban Bossy website:
"When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a 'leader.' Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead."
This initiative hits close to home; I served in leadership roles in high school, through college, and I hope to one day be a leader in the work place. I remember being referred to as bossy in high school. I didn't feel like I was being bossy, but I just thought I was doing what needed to be done as part of my leadership position. Being referred to as "bossy" didn't exactly make me feel good. It has such a negative connotation!

If you have a daughter or know someone who does, please take a minute to at least take a look at the Ban Bossy website.




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1 comment:

  1. I raised you to be a strong woman! I am so glad that you ARE!!!!!

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