In this day and age the term, “women belong in the kitchen” is laughable. A woman belongs where she wants to belong. Don’t get me wrong, if a woman takes on the traditional route and wants to be a stay at home mom, who is anyone to judge? But that’s not what this article is about. It’s about promoting self awareness and self confidence in women. In your friend, your mom, your sister, your daughter. Now, first let me clarify, I’m not talking about signing up and becoming a #bossbabe. Although, if anyone has joined this network of millennial women let me know, I’d love to hear about your experience. But no, that’s not what this is about.
The term ‘Boss Babe’ can mean anything to any person at any time. However, to me, a boss babe is a woman who takes no sh*t in her life or career. Have you seen the Secret commercial where the girl is in the bathroom mirror going over her speech about why she should get a raise/promotion? That’s a boss babe. A girl who is taking charge of her life and career and not letting fear stop her.
Like Patrick Swayze once said, “no one puts Baby in a corner.” Every woman is a Baby (the character, not an actual child, focus people). Baby was full of unknown potential and with a little nudge, whether it be from Patrick Swayze, herself, or an event in her life causing her to realize she’s worth more and deserves more, Baby was able to break through her shell and push through stereotypes (in her case it was her father thinking she was still a child).
So, you want that promotion? Get it girl. You want to start your own business? Hustle! Hustle! You want to switch careers? Don’t let fear stop you. You want to rock a swimsuit but your body isn’t “swimsuit ready?” Who the heck cares!
The point is, every girl should be the CEO of her life which in turn will elevate her career. Don’t let fear or glass ceilings hold you down or the fact that you may not think you’re good enough. Because you are. And you will always be good enough. But don’t ever stop trying to be a better version of yourself, everyday. Being a boss babe is knowing that you can fail at any moment but you TRY anyway. You are the CEO of your own life so start acting like it!