If you want kids to be leaders, you need to teach them there are many different styles of leadership. This way, they can envision themselves in the role. Once they recognize their leadership style is acceptable, they'll see there is a place at the leadership table for everyone.
During a fifth-grade workshop, I discover girls believe there is only one "right" way to be a leader and they don't identify with that "ideal" leader at all.
Girls are afraid to lead because they don't want to be labeled as "bossy." However, when girls and women lead effectively they are not called “bossy” and girls need to know that.
Girls don't want to be leaders for fear of appearing bossy and don't feel they have the skills