I've long been a fan of Dove, both their products and their commitment to increasing the self-esteem of young girls across the world. The latest installment in their efforts to bolster the young women in our communities, Dove is launching an initiative called Dove Movement for Self Esteem.
Dove wants to build a community of supporters who champion the idea that everyday women should be role models for young women - not movie stars or super athletes, models or other cultural ideals. Young women should be able to identify the real role models in their lives. And we should all step up to be that model for the young women in our lives.
I've been fortunate to have many strong role models in my life - my parents & grandparents; my friends Zach and Jackie who are amazing parents; female executives under whom I've worked. Thanks to their influence, I was able to grow up (and continue to grow) into the kind of woman I want to be.
One reason I started writing Bombshell Beauty was to provide women of all ages with a resource where they could see someone relatable, looking good and feeling great. I won't be so audacious as to say I set out to be a role model, but if that's been the case at all - then I'm very grateful for the opportunity.
Join in the conversation on Dove's Facebook page - share the story of your role model, or simply click and watch the videos of other women who are sharing theirs.