Beyonce encourages young girls to ‘Ban Bossy’

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Beyonce has joined with Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook COO, to encourage leadership and ban the word, “bossy.”

The campaign is part of a larger statement encouraging girls to become leaders. It was spearheaded by Sandberg. The video clip asks people to throw away the word “bossy,” as it can have a negative value.

Beyonce has encouraged young girls to “be brave, be you.” The words are uplifting from the singer, who recently performed at a concert in Birmingham. Her tour will continue until March 27.

Sandberg’s campaign includes a dedicated website that includes quotes from Beyonce, Jane Lynch, and other leaders. Sandberg told Mashable, "We need to recognize the many ways we systematically discourage leadership in girls from a young age — and instead, we need to encourage them. So the next time you have the urge to call your little girl bossy? Take a deep breath and praise her leadership skills instead."

The video was put together by Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation in partnership with Lifetime TV, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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