Girl Boss? Employer? CEO? Owner? or…?

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me Girl Boss in TargetThat of course sums it up for me. What are your qualities? What do you bring to the table? Don’t be shy or shrink. Speak your talent, gift, skill, genius, brilliance and purpose. Ok, now.

Back to my reason for posting this picture of me on a quick weekend vacation in Maryland a couple of weeks ago while browsing in Target. I am really not a fan of the term or title “Boss.” it usually denotes an employer who is aggressive in his/her approach and managing, and also bossy/disciplinarian/authoritarian. I know that you noticed that we (especially women) have been throwing/using this title around lately but for a positive reason. That is to highlight our entrepreneurial moves as owners of our own company, non-profit, product, services, etc., and in a position to hire, fire and control our own economy.

However, I do prefer to use the title “Employer” “Owner” “CEO” or “Director” because of their lack of perceived negative connotation. I’m not even sure that made much sense to you but you get what I’m spilling out, and hope you’re picking up what I’m putting down. Eat the meat and spit out the bones. I do play around with the title women, girl or lady Boss as you can see below but really don’t refer to myself as boss of my own company. To be concise and clear, I don’t knock anyone who refer to themself as “Boss.” I’m simply pointing out that sometimes the word invokes a sense of fear in some people rather than  reverential fear (respect).

Ok, just a thought I wanted to share. Well, that’s all I had to say about it. I would love for you to share your thoughts on using the title Boss.” Does the word “Boss” seem more threatening to you or invoke a negative sense of fear in you compared to the other titles…? Or maybe, you never really thought about it. The most important thing is how a “boss” or “Employer” treats his/her employees/workers. The attitude and disposition is what matters.


So, I’m a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines who are hosts of the their own TV show on HGTV, “Fixer Upper.” I just had to take a photo opt of their picture in front of the area where their products are displayed/sold in Target.

me in Target Joanna Gaines