"A must-read for any woman who is ready to design a life on her own terms.” – Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO, Girlboss
Women: it’s time to break the good girl myths that are holding you back and share your true gifts with this groundbreaking book from Stanford University-trained designer and women’s leadership expert Majo Molfino.
For thousands of years, women have been taught to be “good” instead of powerful. But when we embody the good girl, we hold back their voices and gifts in a world that desperately needs female perspectives.
Drawing on countless coaching sessions and conversations with female leaders, Majo identifies five self-sabotaging tendencies (“the five Good Girl Myths”) every woman must overcome to unleash her power and design a more purposeful life:
The Myth of Rules
The Myth of Perfection
The Myth of Logic
The Myth of Harmony
The Myth of Sacrifice
While there are many women’s leadership books, Majo uses her knowledge and training in design thinking (which is used by the world’s most innovative people and companies) to help you build creative confidence and break free from these disempowering myths once and for all.
Discover how each myth negatively affects your relationships, career, and well-being and identify your primary good girl myth – the blindspot that’s zapping most of your power as a creative badass.
If you’re a woman who can’t seem to get your voice or ideas out into the world, Break the Good Girl Myth will finally help you understand why and light the way out so you can become the woman you’re meant to be.
Your time – our time – is now.
Molfino, host of the Heroine podcast, explores female empowerment in her zesty debut. According to Molfino, "good girl myths" are the "self-sabotaging beliefs that hold you back and suffocate your power as a strong, confident woman." She singles out five key myths to look out for those of rules, perfection, logic, harmony, and sacrifice; each, she writes, serves as a defense mechanism developed by women who have received powerful (and often subliminal) messages from patriarchal structures and authorities about acceptable and attractive female behavior. After walking readers through the "What Kind of Good Girl Are You?" quiz, Molfino provides exercises to break through each by journaling, meditating, and putting in mental and emotional work. For instance, she cites research showing that girls receive more praise for fixed traits (such as beauty or intelligence) where boys receive more "process praise" (focusing on effort and strategies) and suggests activities for cultivating a "growth, versus fixed, mindset" to overcome perfection expectations. Molfino's program is slow but steady, and champions making small changes in order to create a large impact. Women searching for ways to increase their self-worth and confidence will find many gems here. \n