VMA 2013: What is up with Miley Cyrus? Do we care?

Miley Cyrus’ VMA 2013 Performance – did you see it? There are two camps:

1. Amazing, because everyone is talking about it.

2. Atrocious, because it was inappropriate.

Business shout-out aside, Miley is now blacklisted for my seven year-old daughter. But does my belief system for my daughter make it inappropriate for her to gyrate or be otherwise outrageous on stage? C’mon, we all know plenty of stars act nutty everyday.

Here’s the real reason people can’t stop talking about this:

Nigella Lawson Refuses to Airbrush

When Nigella Lawson – famous British chef – refused to airbrush her stomach for a TV promotion… many probably thought “A – MEN!”

Whether you think Nigella has much to air brush or not, the point is this: Nigella is honest. And her choice to be honest matters, a lot. It represents confidence and comfort and acceptance in and of herself. She is a role model for girls and women in this way. And we need that. Why?

Eating disorder statistics provided by the National Eating Disorder Association indicate that 10 million American women suffer from eating disorders.

#8 MENTOR: Be a Front Porch Lady Featuring Esther Silver Parker

A dignified, beautiful, African American woman stood at the podium during the Wake Forest Women’s Weekend. All eyes were on Esther Silver-Parker, one of the most senior former executives at Wal-Mart and now president of the Silver-Parker Group. Would she talk about women’s advancement to the C-suite? Would she share her secrets to success? That, she did. And one of them was not at all what we expected.

How Do I Write a Hot Mommas Project Case and Serve as a Mentor for Girls and Women?

The Hot Mommas Project is an award-winning leadership project raising self-efficacy of women and girls through exposure to role models and virtual mentors. This is a quick-start guide on writing your story.

#1 in Top Power Plays for Women | FIGHT

The fight is not over ladies. Just because women have the right to vote and can be CEOs doesn’t mean we can eat bon bons and coast. What are you willing to fight for?