Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, Launching Movement to Help Women Succeed at Work
Will you follow her curriculum?
Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, is launching a movement that aims to increase the number of women in the workplace who reach the top tiers; only 21 of the current Fortune 500 chief executives are women. Backed by her book "Lean In," to be released March 11, Sandberg hopes to create consciousness-raising groups called “Lean In Circles” in which women can share experiences and follow her crafted curriculum for career success. In her book, Sandberg notes that women are judged more harshly and paid less than men; she urges women to resist slowing down in anticipation of having children; insist that their husbands split housework equally; and draft short- and long-term career plans. Sandberg writes, “We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in." (NY Times)