Thursday, March 3, 2011

Calling All Female Leaders

I watched this TED talk a few months ago and was inspired to share it with someone. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, discusses why "we have too few women leaders." One of her strongest points is about the negative correlation between job success and like-ability for women. When a woman is asked about why she is successful, she attributes it to external factors such as other people or hard work while when asking a man why he is successful, he'll say, "I'm awesome. Obviously." It is not as simple as telling women they deserve success because for women, success comes with labels such as "arrogant", "self-centered" and "cut-throat." A woman is disliked for her success, and this is a real problem. 

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