Well, here’s a title I’m excited to add to my CV: Lady Badass.I have been bestowed this honor by founders of the #LadyBadassery Project, a wonderful initiative to highlight women leaders worldwide. It started with one woman, personal and corporate coach Joanna Bloor, who made a 100-day commitment to send inspirational notes and quotes reminding the women in her network of their potential and demonstrated expertise. She received such positive reaction that when a friend based in Asia encouraged her to expand on the idea, a website regularly featuring women’s insightful profiles was born.
I especially like that Lady Badass has tapped into the willingness and tension that many of us women who work in male-dominated industries know as “living in the world of AND.”
What world is this? It is the world of the future — and one where, as LadyBadassery.com puts it, a Lady BadAss is “someone who manifests both their masculine and feminine side. They are strong AND gentle, bold AND cautious, unbreakable AND delicate, fearless AND afraid.”