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Sometimes, I get the sense a women’s empowerment book comes out and we’ll say: “I need to be that person, and I’m really pond scum until I Lean In, step up, Thrive, or otherwise do all the things this person did to become a superhero…holding a Red Bull latte..in a private jet.”
What IS it that is touching a nerve about these books?
What is “right” for you? Have you defined it?
As women, we have access to wonderful networking groups, mentoring programs and leadership events! The list is endless on the possibilities to learn from and connect with each other. Yet, do we need a formal program or event to be there for each other?…The boys club did one thing right. They not only valued action on behalf of each other, it was expected.
Research shows that around age 11, girls can begin to experience deficits in what is called “self-efficacy.” In layperson’s terms, this is the feeling of “I can do that.” It doesn’t stop there. As the instructor of a nationally award winning women’s leadership course, I’m called into corporations where I hear about…well…grown up versions of “Mean Girls.” Is there a connection to that 11 year-old?
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:
Today Stan Faryna got me thinking about my Twitter moniker: @ChiefHotMomma.
A) The truth is, I’ve never been crazy about it. For people who know me – it’s very “not me.”
B) But, as I explain to Stan – below – it’s not about me.
So it started with this article:
Morons and Oxymorons: Undermining Women in Leadership
I thought this title was pretty excellent.
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.