Why more of our girls aren’t in leadership roles?
You throw like a girl
Girls are bad at math
Women belong in the kitchen
A woman can’t be president because they’re too emotional
These are just some of the unsavory and misguided words that come out of people’s mouths. I’ve not only heard these things from men but I’ve heard them from women as well.
It’s no secret, we live in a patriarchal society and although women and girls are making huge strides we still have a journey ahead of us.
These gender biases hurt leadership potential in girls. When she hears that she doesn’t throw well, she shouldn’t be good at math, and she can’t be the president it sets a low standard. So it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy that never had to occur in the first place.
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So how can your daughter completely trample over these biases?