Watch: Condoleezza Rice and Beyoncé Team Up with Sheryl Sandberg to 'Ban Bossy'

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Ban Bossy is a new empowerment campaign for women and girls seeking leadership roles. The campaign's manifesto reads:

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” 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.

A new commercial for the campaign went into rotation today. Watch the clip below:

Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or


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