The Dove Movement – Building the Self-Esteem of Our Daughters

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I’m excited and proud to support the Dove Movement, which is helping build the self-esteem in young girls.

I’m a fan of Dove’s overall positioning that “beauty comes in all shapes and sizes” as you may have seen in their Real Beauty campaign.

I love that they’re now focusing on engaging all women in making a difference in a young girl’s life by helping to build their self-esteem.  The foundational question they ask all women is: ‘What would you tell your 13 year-old-self based on what you know now?’  Answers are posted and then shared on the Dove Movement site.

Dove has engaged partners, grass roots organizations, and thousands of women to support this movement.  The campaign culminates with a weekend of self-esteem building activities across the United States.

Here’s what I wish I knew at 13:

  • Don’t let mean people get the best of you.  Their meanness is a sign of their weakness and insecurity.  It’s not about you.
  • If you ever feel unsure about yourself, close your eyes and think of the things that make you proud to be you—the things that make you different than your friends. Know that these positive attributes are what make you unique and beautiful. Embrace them, because when you do, you can do anything!

What would you tell your 13 year old self?  Please respond in the comment box below.

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  • Very nice video, it speaks to all of the concepts I have learned about leadership, from my time as a Marine Aviator, through civilian corporate training, to my own experience as the father of four. Thank you very much.
    Kenneth James Ford, and EliKen Marketing

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