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Marissa Carter: Being labelled ‘bossy’ as a little girl will teach women to be afraid of their own power

Published 11/03/2014 | 14:32

Marissa Carter
Marissa Carter

The words ‘bossy’ and ‘pushy’ are words that women are allergic to.

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No one wants to be described that way and if we are, it feels like a mar on our character. The negative connotations associated with those labels can shape the way we, as women, think about leadership.

The #BanBossy online campaign spearheaded by women including Beyoncé, Diane Von Furstenburg and Jane Lynch wants to spread the message that words matter and by changing the language we use, we can change how women feel about being the boss.

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