noun: an unashamed boast of female accomplishment;
verb: to share female accomplishments with pride
A LadyBrag occurs anytime a woman owns her achievements and shares them with pride. Nothing is too big or too small to be considered a LadyBrag, as long as it’s shared and (hopefully) celebrated.
Brushed your hair? Great! Got a promotion? Hooray! Ate healthy today? Well done! Stood up for yourself? Woo hoo! Lent a helping hand? Nice! Traveled to space? Amazing! Pursuing your passions? Awesome!
… get the picture?
Women don’t brag as much as men, and it’s hurting us, ladies! We’re missing out on big life opportunities because people don’t know how awesome you are, and it’s our own fault.
It seems that there’s always a new research study to remind us that women are significantly less likely to talk about their achievements, that women low-ball their own expertise, and even their IQ scores, relative to men.
The good news is this behavior pattern can be changed, as noted in a Montana State University study that shows interventions can help women to start bragging more noting that, “Basically, people in authority positions need to put in place practices that make it feel normal for women to promote their accomplishments.”
So, start LadyBragging! Make it a daily practice, and cheer on other women who are bragging, too.
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