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Have you hit the “glass ceiling” so many times, it feels as if the top of your head is flat? Has your journey through the executive ranks seem to have stalled out? Are your dedication and hard work going unrewarded? Are you feeling underappreciated or misunderstood in the workplace? If so…welcome to The Club!

“This is THE place, where like-minded, executive-minded, forward-thinking women come to communicate—collaborate—and celebrate everything that it means to be a career-focused woman in a male-dominated work environment. This isn’t about ‘us vs. them.’ This is about us making a name for ourselves—taking a seat, and truly owning that seat, at the executive table—and doing so not as ‘clones’ of men, but as authentic, self-confident, self-empowered women.”

Amanda Blesing

2 x Author; Women’s C-Suite Mentor & Executive Coach; Founder: The She-Suite™ Club

Where empowered women empower other women. Because when women win, everyone wins.

Bold not bossy – let’s reframe labels for women into something more helpful


Bold not Bossy GIF courtesy of UN WomenBold not Bossy GIF courtesy of UN Women

Bold not Bossy GIF courtesy of UN Women

I spoke up once at a weekend house party when one of the guests kept referring to his wife as a “ball and chain”.

“What message does the send to your wife, the guests and to your four daughters?”

Of course I became public enemy number 1 as he took verbal swings at me for the rest of the weekend. But I simply couldn’t stand it any more.

This sort of labeling is pretty common place in Australia. It’s jokey and blokey, and designed to keep people in their place.

  • She’s a nag – when she draws attention to potential risks or threats

  • She’s a ball and chain – when she is being the voice of reason

  • She’s aggressive – when she is simply being direct

  • She’s bossy – when she takes the lead

    “They’re bossy as little girls, and then they’re aggressive, political, shrill, too ambitious as women.”
    “I want every little girl who someone says ‘they’re bossy to be told instead, ‘you have leadership skills,'”
    said Sheryl Sandberg

Why is it that a powerful woman is called a ball breaker but a powerful man is called a deal maker? Let’s call her a change maker instead.

Let’s create the future we all want to inhabit and keep the limiting labeling off the table.

What labels have you heard? What really gets your goat?

Here is a list of labels collated from my readers that often used to put women down or diminish the role that women play. Thanks for adding to the list!

  • “you guys”

  • “bosses wife”

  • “it must be nice to be a mum with a part time job in the family business”

  • “Sensitive”

  • “too direct”

  • “too transparent”

  • “there, there, hush it a bit and stay in your place where you belong”

  • “Well aren’t you a princess!”

  • “scary”

  • “difficult”

  • “rude”

  • “intimidating”

  • BABE words “Bitchy, Aggressive, Bossy and Emotional”

  • “you can’t break her spirit Joan”

  • “bossy”

  • “formidable”

  • “know It all”

  • “the other half”

  • “the boss”

  • “the wife”

  • “my little woman”

  • “Scary”

  • “Intimidating”

  • “Satan”

  • “the fun police”

  • “Nasty”

  • “Cranky”

  • “Trouble Maker”

  • “Different”

  • “Strange”

  • “Annoying”

  • “Odd”

  • “Uneducated”

  • “over-reacting”

  • “too sensitive”

  • “just being emotional”

  • “strident”

  • “you’re getting emotional”

  • “Outspoken”

  • “quiet AND small”

  • “seen and not heard”

  • “her indoors”

  • “Bossy” for being organised and a leader, “nosey” for asking questions.

  • “Too aggressive and too ambitious”

HAVE YOUR SAY – drop me a note with your thoughts

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