I am halfway through Sandberg’s Lean In and really enjoying the conversations it is sparking with my colleagues. I remember being a little girl and afraid of the “bossy” label. Being a child, I didn’t get that “bossy” was dismissive, a way to demean an idea or a vision, a way to tell me that I should probably take my big, bold ideas and sit down. Now that I’m an adult, I would be proud to have a daughter who is bossy. Rude or disrespectful? Absolutely not. But if my girl ever holds back her innate leadership qualities because she could be labeled as bossy, she will have bigger problems on her hands…namely, a Mama who will not stand for her being anything other than who she truly is.