Businesses and celebrities ally with Ban Bossy movement
“I’m not bossy, I’m the boss,” said Beyoncé Knowles as she fights back against the stigma associated with being “bossy” with the campaign Lean In, according to BusinessInsider.com. Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, the United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Jane Lynch, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA Anna Maria Chavez, Diane Von Furstenberg, Condoleezza Rice, and Nascar champion Jimmie Johnson, have partnered with Lean In to inspire young girls to step up and be themselves and pursue their goals, without fearing what others may think or say.
Companies such as Google, Target, and AT&T and dozens more have also joined the battle against “bossy,” demonstrating the huge amount of support that Lean In has already garnered according to LeanIn.org. With over 400,000 “likes” on Facebook and over 60,000 twitter followers, Lean In is sure to ignite the ambitions of thousands of girls across the country.
LeanIn.org has a multitude of resources encouraging girls to become interested and participate, without worrying about the backlash they may face. Various lectures given by experts are free for anyone to watch. Encouraging stories from celebrities and average people alike are available to inspire, from actresses like Reese Witherspoon, to politicians like Sara Kurovski.
LeanIn.org also shares ways to help girls “lean in” in individual communities. With instructions to start a “Circle,” which is a group of peers that will to help encourage and inspire every step of the way. Lean In will supply discussion guides, agendas, and more.