The girl with the courage to raise her hand in class, or voice her opinion on Edmodo, becomes a woman with confidence. As educators, there are small changes each of us can make to have a big impact on girls’ ambitions.
To help close the gender leadership gap, LeanIn.Org and Girl Scouts of the USA are kicking off Ban Bossy, a program to encourage leadership and achievement in girls.
As part of the program, the two organizations have collaborated to develop practical tips to help girls flex their leadership muscles and to offer parents, teachers, and managers hands-on strategies for supporting female leadership. These resources are all available in the Lean In Community on Edmodo.
Join the Community and Pledge Your Support
We encourage you to join the community to access these resources, and share your own activities and ideas for encouraging leadership in girls. Visit the Community’s collection to find:
- Tips to help teachers alleviate gender bias in their classrooms
- Activities to help girls to step outside their comfort zones and flex their leadership muscles
- Shareable quotes and key facts
Share Your Stories
Have you, or a girl at your school, ever been labeled as pushy, stubborn, or bossy? What actions do you take in your classroom to prevent these stereotypes from developing? Share your stories in the Lean In Community on Edmodo, and visit banbossy.com to learn additional ways to support the campaign.
Beyoncé, Condoleezza Rice & Jane Lynch have all committed to ban the word bossy. Watch this Lifetime PSA to hear why.