Sorry, Sheryl Sandberg: If we lean in too much, then people don’t like us anymore. Assertive women are still seen as, well, c-words a lot of the time, because sexism is still a thing. Where is this especially apparent? In … More
Topic: Sheryl Sandberg
You know how last week I was annoyed with Lean In author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg for messing with people’s emotions to appease advertisers more easily? Sandberg and Facebook aren’t alone, and they haven’t been for a long time. … More
Facebook recently came forward and confessed that they’ve been trying to screw with your feelings for a while. Why? Because they and their advertisers don’t just want your privacy compromised, they also want your money. (In fact, the privacy issue … More
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg’s non-profit organization, is challenging recent female graduates to overcome their fear and take risks. The organization asked young women in and around New York to answer one question: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” More
A great commencement or class-day speech sticks with you forever. You remember it when you accept for your first job, and when you quit it.
Too many, unfortunately, offer the same warmed-over clichés, like “dream big,” “work hard,” or “follow your passion.”
But there are some lessons that are truly worth remembering, or so well-said that they stick in the memory longer than just about anything else. More
A 41-year-old actress should not brag about her SAT score. More
The numbers don’t lie: Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but very few of them make it to the top. For over a decade, mentorship of women by women has been seen as part of the solution, and workplaces from Goldman Sachs to the U.S. government have implemented programs to do just that. But what if the person best suited to mentor you is a man? More
Last fall, a source close to Yahoo told us that Facebook was working on an advertising product that “kills us.” More
The Inspiring Note Every Woman Should Read
Source: HuffPo Women
5-Year-Old Girl Led Police To Kidnapper Who Dressed As Her Mother & Stole Her From School
Source: The Stir
20 Men Who Get Emotional Over Dogs
Guess Which Movie Star Knocked Up His Girlfriend?
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Faith Hill's Braces Are No Excuse For Her Dramatic Weight Loss
Source: The Stir
If you don’t have an opinion on Sheryl Sandberg in 2013, you’re not paying attention. Her “Lean In Circles” are hokey and elitist! “Lean In” misunderstands women’s deepest natural desires! She only speaks to elites! Meanwhile, on the ground, “Lean In” is having a very real effect: BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith reported this week that two female employees have referred to Sandberg recently in asking him for raises, and that other bosses — including at the New York Times — are saying the same. “It’s a concrete, if anecdotal, suggestion that Sandberg’s high-profile effort to start a movement is having real consequences,” he writes. More
It’s not often that an academic researcher says she’s “absolutely infuriated” by the phenomenon documented by her own study. But that’s what the conversation about women at work can do to people. More
In less than a month, “Lean In” has gone from being an abstract concept of getting ahead at work to a full-fledged movement for a more balanced, unbiased workforce—not just for women, but for all people. This movement of Leaning In has swept the nation in a firestorm of turning the tables, righting the wrongs, and taking charge of our own professional futures, whatever they may be.
Have you heard of The Betches before? These ladies, a collective of women who started their website “Betches Love This,” are expanding their empire with a new book, Nice Is Just A Place In France: How To Win At Basically Everything. We were lucky enough to ask them a couple of questions about writing a book, being funny women, and who they (however grudgingly) admire. More
As I read Sheryl Sandberg‘s “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” I nodded so hard that I worried my neck would sprain. I noticed after a while that the highlight function on my Kindle was turning every page fully yellow.
The takeaway? Succeeding in business—whether that business is a blog, the PTA, or being COO of Facebook—is hard, and nobody can do everything right. But you can try, and you can remain a human being while doing it. More