Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, sat down with Norah O’Donnell on 60 Minutes to discuss how she feels about women in the workplace not achieving the heights of success that men do, which is a topic she heavily debated in her book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead“. According to Sandberg, who is the first and only women to sit on the board at Facebook, and who has also held high level corporate positions at Google, the World Bank, and the US Treasury:
“…men still run the world…when it comes to ambition to lead, to be the leader of whatever you’re doing, men-boys outnumber girls and women…”
Seeing that only 4% of CEO’s at Fortune 500 companies are women, I would say that statement may have some sting behind it. But I personally don’t see how this woman can sit on the board of a company who received a $429M tax refund, and has not used her so-called power and influence to encourage the funding to be put back into Planned Parenthood to help prevent pregnacy for women who are struggling to get their education…speaking of education, what about the funding cut for military members to assist them with their degrees? What about those women?
Sandberg made the statement:
“…Women attribute their success to working hard, luck, and help from other people…men attribute their succes to their core skills…”
Maybe its because women know how to appreciate help, seeing as though we are often left to raise whole families. Working hard comes with success, doesn’t it?
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