Have you heard about Ban Bossy? Here's the campaign video featuring Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch, and more. You can also watch it on YouTube here, but I wouldn't suggest reading the comments.
This started with The book Lean In. They've partnered with Girl Scouts (more than 59 million American women were a girl scout in their childhood making this an important outreach).
"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."
Were you called bossy when you were in school? Did it change how you felt about speaking up or being in a role of leadership? Do you think this campaign is important?