Why I Want to be a #GirlBoss
This article was written by 16 year old Patricia Morillo from the Dominican Republic. This summer Patricia Morillo was a part of Launch gURLs’ first ever Girl Squad and helped us create our Girl Boss curriculum and brand!
During my time as a member of the Launch gURLs’ Girl Squad reviewing the curriculum for the Girl Boss pilot program, I was exposed to inspiring women from whom I learned: a Girl Boss is a person who seeks success by building up their confidence, acknowledging their potential, and taking advantage of opportunities and life itself despite all the scary bits. Who in the world can be mad at the idea of being a strong, independent woman? Disclaimer: not me.
Out of all the reasons I am dying to be a #GirlBoss, the leading one is the fact that being a representation of the overused saying “you do you” is so much fun. It sounds amazing to be able to do what you love, create something unique, and most importantly know how to make the right decisions that will lead to success. I’m all in for working towards a cause that I support and a business/brand that me, myself and I created.
I want to thank Launch gURLs for guiding me towards the wondrous Yellow Brick Road of Girl Bossiness. Before I knew about this or even Launch gURLs, being a successful business owner never even crossed my mind. Not because some smarty pants told me I couldn’t, it was simply because no one ever gave me the proper encouragement. People always talk about dreaming big and reaching for the stars, but do you know how many stars can be seen from the world we live in? I’m not going to lie, I have no idea. When people tell me this, I want to say thank you for the advice, but where do I actually go? When you don’t know what stars to reach for, it can get very overwhelming. It’s a reality, though, that not everyone knows what they want to be or where they want to go from day one. Like many teenagers, I didn’t really know where I was heading, but Launch gURLs changed that for me.
Launch gURLs has provided me with the nicest learning experience EVER. Working side by side (the google meets screen that is…) with amazing people responsible for helping girls and women become aware of their potential and guiding them step by step has brought me an insane amount of knowledge, satisfaction, and happiness. I believe I am now a better person because of Launch gURLs and I believe you can be a better person because of Launch gURLs. I promise to make an impact with the lessons I’ve learned from truly special women across the world.