Misconceptions of a female leader
Bossy, mean and aggressive are just a few words that may come to mind when you think of words associated with female leaders. How unfortubate is that? All the words that we usually think of tend to have negative conotations, but these misconceptions are usually far from the truth.
Often times, women in leadership roles will lessen their efforts in hopes to not be labled with the nagetive words associated with females leaders. As women, we are usually labled within two extremes: timid or outspoken. Instead of falling into either one of these extremes, great female leaders have the aility to find that happy medium. They know when to speak up and when to keep opinions to themself. It's all about creating a balnce between easy going and agressive. Creating a sense of power without being a threat to other co-workers and superiors.
You have the ability to create a new stereotype full of positive word associations. You can be an awesome leader full of strength, power and humility.
“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.”
Amy Poehler, actress