Topic: Sheryl Sandberg

23 Of The Best Pieces Of Advice Ever Given To Graduates

23 Of The Best Pieces Of Advice Ever Given To Graduates

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 »

Why Women Need Male Mentors

Why Women Need Male Mentors

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 »

Sheryl Sandberg Is Inspiring Women To Ask For Raises

Sheryl Sandberg Is Inspiring Women To Ask For Raises

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 »

Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Gen Y To Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Gen Y To Lean In

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.
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Sheryl Sandberg Is A “Power Betch”

Sheryl Sandberg Is A âPower Betchâ

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 »

9 Ways You’re Being Too Nice At Work

9 Ways Youâre Being Too Nice At Work

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 »