When a boy asserts himself, he's called a 'leader.' Yet when a girls does the same, she risks being branded 'bossy.'
Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up or take the lead. This has profound effects: by third grade, girls stop raising their hands; by middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys.
Together, we can encourage girls to lead.
Girls need us now. There has never been a better time to get involved. See how easy it can be.