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#GirlBoss: redefining what a boss looks like

Too many of us grew up only seeing one kind of boss or leader in the media. The lack of representation for other groups reinforced harmful stereotypes and acted as a self-fulfilling prophesy, but would our opinion of what a leader looks like be different if the media did a better job at representing the true diversity of leadership in America?

Women and other under-represented groups are already leading many great companies, organizations, & academic institutions; others are authoring best-sellers, building engaged audiences, leading movements and more.

We encourage you to check out the female leaders we’ve highlighted below, follow them on social media if you find their work or story interesting and most importantly do your part to #fightstereotypes

Eden Slobin | Network Marketing  Expert

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As a 5 year old kid, I remember being irked by hypocrisy. . In religious school we learned about being kind to our neighbors, not to gossip or experience jealousy, be honest, ask questions, etc. . But on the weekends, I overheard gossip in my friends’ homes, was bullied by girls at school, observed jealousy and lie telling, and above all, I learned quickly that asking too many questions, was seen as “acting out.” . Since this young age, hypocrisy has always felt degrading – physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. . What I perceived as hypocrisy at its core is misalignment. . I’ve learned along the way that what I dislike in others is what I’m scared to admit about myself. . There have been many times I’ve been hypocritical and misaligned. This still happens on occasion. . I always know, if I’m irked by something, it’s time to look in the mirror and examine my own behavior. . So what is it that gets under your skin and how is it a reflection of how you’re showing up or have in the past? . @zachslobin made a post about “When have I ever?” On April 23, and this ties right in. . What’s always been the “thing” that makes your skin crawl about others? How is that a reflection of some part of you you’ve been unwilling to admit? . This may not ping you at all but I’ve discovered some amazing parts of myself through this uncomfortable exploration. . Every time I’m willing to look closely, and raise my hand when I’m misaligned, the more I break through and the greater freedom I experience. . And that’s what I hope for you. 💕

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Tricia Beel | Holistic Esthetician

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I think it’s time to Introduce myself to the famous @instagram and to the #SandiegoCommunity ✨🔆🌴 after being in my location since 2009! 😉 • • 🌿 My fascination with skin care products and makeup began when I was very young. I acquired all sorts of sticky peel-off masks, goopy creams, lotions and potions from my grandmother, who was an Avon lady. Curious by what the label promised, I would readily apply them to both myself and my friends, and wait anxiously for the twenty minutes of processing time to pass so I might see what sort of amazing skin transformation had happened underneath. • • 🥑I’ve been studying nutrition and the role that food plays on how we age and the health of our skin. I know I’ve been told “you are what you eat” since the first grade, but I’ve never truly believed it until now. What we put in and on our bodies not only affects how healthy we are on the inside, but it also  affects how we look on the outside. • • 🌷 Likewise, what we put on our skin can affect out health too, both inside and out. The skin is like a sponge – chemicals and preservatives are absorbed and can enter the blood stream and our tissue, the same way that food does. As an esthetician, this knowledge is a little troubling. Have you ever read the ingredients of your average skin care product? Go ahead and take a look at one of your favorite hand creams, lotions, body creams, etc. and if you are unable to read and understand all the ingredients, there’s your answer. • • 🌻 I’ve made it my mission to find chemical free, non-toxic ways to combat aging, acne, sensitized skin and other imbalances. I use nutritious, organic and natural products in my treatments in conjunction with safe, non-invasive modalities like ultrasonic and high frequency current. The results speak for themselves — beautiful, glowing, hydrated and nourished skin. I am so thankful for my amazing clients! • • #holisticbeauty #adamsavenue #sandiego #visitlamesaca #Organicskincare #blossomorganic #blossomorganicskincare #holisticskincare

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Sierra Marie Baker | RN, HN-BC

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at the beginning of the year, myself and a few other nurses in my unit shared our One Word that symbolizes our nursing career and that will help keep us motivated for the year ✊ I chose Leadership as my word…not because I want to be a nurse manager, but because I want to lead positive change! 👊 I want to be a leader in holistic nursing – bridging the gap between conventional medicine and holistic healing. I want to lead as a Clincal Mentor in my unit, working to foster critical thinking skills while teaching nurses to take care of themselves too. I want to lead by example and teach others the importance of self care!👍 well, the more I focused on my word and the goals I set, doors began to open and I have been able to start making those positive changes I dreamed of! One of the most recent doors that opened was being able to share my story on a nursing career podcast called Your Next Shift with @elizabethscala! It's a fun and upbeat podcast that explores all the things you can do with your nursing career. Check it out with the link in my profile ( It is in sharing my story I hope to inspire and encourage others to lead the way in positive change! ✌💓⚕ . . . #oneword #leadership #leader #nurse #nurselife #RN #ArtofNursing #YourNextShift #nursingcareer #nursingstudent #studentnurse #welovenurses #holisticnurse #criticalcarenurse #ICURN #positivechange #nurseleader #nurses #naturalnurse #lawofattraction #positivevibes #goodvibes #florencenightingale #bethechange #healing #keepcalmandnurseon #peacelovenursing

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Michelle Abbey | Registered Dietician

Dr. Eileen Han | PhD, Licensed Acupuncturist

Donna Wolf | Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Certified MRT/LEAP Therapist

Vicki Jansma | Designer

Dr. Amanda Holden | Medical Director

Zoé Rafaat M.D. | Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Katie Schlein | Family chiropractor for prenatal, newborns, kids, & adults

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It’s my honor to support women and their partners during pregnancy and beyond. Being an athlete, birth can be similar to an athletic event. Think of chiropractic as “giving you an edge” during birth. Athletes do this all the time. It falls in the category of “extra training” that prepares your body to do the damn thang when it's time 🤰🏼🏀💃🏼 🙌🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pregnancy and birth- a beautiful time to ensure your brain and body are communicating at peak potential! 📶 Proper communication, ease of one’s body and a fully functioning nerve system equals=⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •proper pelvic alignment for the great event! 🤰🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⬆️ increase in pelvic ease and comfort throughout pregnancy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⬇️ decrease in round ligament and sciatic pain⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •better hormonal balance (what female doesn't love that?!) 🙃💃🏼 •🙌🏽 Optimal pelvic positioning for baby 👶🏼 •⬇️ labor time⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •Overall more ENJOYABLE pregnancy & birth!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. In honor of this we are offering a free consultation & exam until November 5th! 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Book your prenatal consultation today to see how we can support you during his beautiful, precious time in your birth journey. Call the office 619-291-5433 and mention this IG ad. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥 Link to website in bio to fill out contact form 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking forward to supporting all you mommas! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sandiegomomsblog #sandiegopregnancy #sandiegodad #pregnancysandiego #sandiegohealth #sandiegohealthyliving #sandiegokidchiro #sandiegopediatrics #hillcresthealth #healthyeatssandiego #sandiegohealthyfood #sandiegoyogamoms #momssandiego #familysandiego #sandiegofamily #sandiegofamilyfun #sandiegopediatrics #sandiegoholistichealth #sandiegodad #sandiegodads #sandiegohealthandwellness #sandiegokids #sandiegokidsfashion #hillcrestfamilies #pointlomafamily #sandiegoholistichealth #sandiegoholisticfitness #holisticfamilyhealth #sandiegokidsfashion #sandiegomommy

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Dr. Sarah VanValkenburg | Pediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractic Specialist

Zoë | Yoga Instructor

Sherri Belanger | Salon Owner @bellesirenesalon

Dr. Amanda Lloyd | Dermatologist & Cosmetic Expert

Michelle Parker | Owner @mimiandlu & founder @daydreamdriven

Samantha Binkley | Nutrition & Health Expert

@Bake_Her | Private Artisan Baker

Kim Gatto | Interior Designer

Elizabeth Barajas | Bangstyle Supremes Winner 2018

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So happy to be back in SoCal! Today’s post is my fun little hair story😉 . . I’ve always had an obsession with curly hair! Growing up I had the finest, straightest hair. It wouldn’t hold a curl 😒 I started perming my hair to give it movement and a little grit when I was 13 years old. I permed my hair for years, until I decided to get a pixie 2 years ago. . . As I’ve embarked on my journey of growing out my hair, I noticed something different! My hair has grown out with a beautiful loose curl pattern and I couldn’t be any happier! . . Always a good hair day when Liz’s curls are nice and bouncy! Thank you hair Gods! (And of course my awesome mentor @jjfgvella for always making sure my tresses are looking fabulous!)🌀💁🏽‍♀️🌀

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Anna Johnson | Owner: @boudoirego @blessedweddingphotography

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People always think that Photographers are great in front of the camera. I however, am not! Yes, I can smile but.. I am notorious for tensing up my shoulders and making duck face. Luckily my amazing business partner @johannakitzman knows exactly how to get me to relax. It goes something like this: Jo: "Anna, stop trying to be stiff, relax" Me: "Oh, ok! Like this" Jo: "Yes, but now you are doing duck face" Me: "Well, Shit that's not what I want (while laughing)" Jo: "Just shake it off Anna, relax you got this." boom… Then she gets the shot! Find yourself a photographer who knows how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. It's priceless when you finally do. . . 📷: @johannakitzman Model: ME #budinesspartners #womenunite #photographers #infrontofthecamera #canon #rfwppi #businesspartner #ohthatsall #photographerlife #sandiego #sandiegoportraitstudio #portraitphotographer #womensupportingwomen #womeninbusiness

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1 Comment

  1. heather ambrose

    November 29, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Rad write up! Women stoking women!!!

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