Don’t Call Me Boss Babe
I’m not a “girl boss” or a “boss babe”. I own a business. I find it very demeaning to “genderize”(yeah I know it isn’t a word) my position as the person who owns and runs my company. Do we call male CEOs “boss dude” or “boy boss”? I’ve never heard it. So why do we do it to women? And the worst part is, women do it to themselves. How can we expect others to take us seriously as business owners if we don’t even take ourselves seriously? What I do isn’t just a hobby. I have lots of fun doing it but I consider myself a professional and would like to be respected as such.
I find this distinction is most used by network marketing professionals. These women proudly work their network marketing business around their lives, which I do as well. But even if they are doing the work part-time, it’s still a business and a very lucrative one too. Why would you want to trivialize it?
This business model makes so much sense, especially in the world as it is today. But calling yourself a “mompreneur” makes it sound like you’re getting together with your girlfriends, drinking some wine and trying a little product on for size. It’s so much more than that. Yes, you can have home parties but you can also build a very healthy online presence and never set foot in someone else’s kitchen.
I want to be looked upon as a leader who is courageous and lives to serve others. I don’t want to be a “babe”. Besides, my babe days are long over. But, I don’t think I was ever really someone people would refer to as a babe anyway.
This business changes you in ways you could not have dreamed. I do things now I never could have imagined and I have developed my leadership skills beyond anything that I accomplished in my 40 year career as a corporate drone. My self development continues every day and I’m excited to see what each day brings. I retired from my day job after 28 years and was able to do so partly because of the income from my side hustle, which is now my main hustle. That is not trivial.
This is a real business with real income and real growth potential with no limit that can help people realize their dreams, get out of debt, put kids through college and change lives.
So please don’t call me Boss Babe.
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Great Karen. What is your network marketing business?
I am an independent consultant with Arbonne.