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Ban Bossy campaign seeks to empower girls and women

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her nonprofit organization called LeanIn.Org want to empower girls and women to achieve their ambitions. As a part of that, the group has teamed up with the Girl Scouts to launch the "Ban Bossy" campaign.

Here's what it means.

"When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a 'leader.' Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded 'bossy,'" according to introductory message on BanBossy.com. "Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead. Pledge to Ban Bossy."

The website features resources for girls, groups, and others.

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