We are seeing more and more women taking to the forefront of today’s activism efforts on both sides of the table; women who are strong, loud, commanding and bossy. These women are making their voices heard and making progress for their causes. But we can tell you, these women are also being pushed back on. They are being put down by men and others for being aggressive and defensive, they are being called bitchy and told to calm down.
How do we, as women, react to that? Do we quiet down, do we play nice, or do we push past the criticism and continue to be true to ourselves?
On the latest episode of Squad Pod, Melissa and Allison dive into these questions and hopefully find some answers.
Answers like, “I’m ok with being called a bitch as long as I’m being my best bitch self!” And “See showing emotions not as a weakness but as strength.”
As referenced in this episode, here are some of our favorite #BossLadies that have been making news headlines by not being afraid to “speak loudly and unabashedly”:
- Jennifer Aniston, “Jennifer Aniston Learns to Laugh at the Tabloids”
- Oprah Winfrey,”Women Empowerment: The Power of Oprah Winfrey”
- Reese Witherspoon, “How Reese Witherspoon Turned Female Empowerment into a Media Empire”
- Mika Brzezinski, “Welcome to Know Your Value: A Message From Mika”
- Brené Brown, “TEDTalk, The power of vulnerability”
Also, you can join the North team as we read Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by #GirlBoss Rachel Hollis: bestselling author, TV personality, in-demand speaker, and founder and CEO of Chic Media.