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Being a 'badass' might sound empowering, but it's the road to becoming a loser

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Achievers: Madonna and Meghan Markle are both driven by a work ethic

Achievers: Madonna and Meghan Markle are both driven by a work ethic

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Achievers: Madonna and Meghan Markle are both driven by a work ethic

Are women too keen to be seen as 'good girls'? Is this enforcement of 'good behaviour' - which starts in childhood - one of the ways in which women are disempowered and their creativity blocked? That's what the Canadian 'women's empowerment' life coach Majo Molfino teaches in her programme 'Break the Good Girl Myth'.

If you feel you've underachieved as a female, if you feel your voice isn't heard, if you feel overlooked, ignored, or marginalised, Molfino suggests it may be that you were conditioned, at a young age, to be too much of a "good girl".

The coach, who has taught stress management at the prestigious Stanford University in the US, now tutors women on how to be a 'badass girl', rather than the goody-goody that the patriarchy, the educators, the religions and the social mythologies have promoted.