It's 2016 and women making something of themselves are still dealing with an asterisk next to their titles and accomplishments. We can be a boss*, so long as we understand that really only means we're a girl boss. We can be strong, organized leaders who know what we want*, but are reminded we're Type A, pushy and obsessive. We can be working mothers, dedicated to our careers*, and yet still be judged for trying to have it all.
Why do we put up with the asterisk, and often put them on ourselves? That's the question I'm asking self made women who have pushed past barriers and created the life they dreamed of. These women are CEOs, Designers, TV Hosts, Mothers, and Writers, no asterisk required. I hope from reading their stories you can learn to look in the mirror and see your potential for what it is — not what the world wants you to see it as.