“Lean in” is too aggressive and only puts women under greater pressure. We need to “redefine the phrase to convey a vision that is as big in spirit and excitement as it is in raw ambition.”
Lean In offers great advice if you’re an employed mother with a supportive spouse. But what about female founders who are still looking for that understanding partner? “Bitterness can be felt by single founders getting preached at by corporate married women,” writes Ellie Cachette.
What do the 100 most influential people in the world, as named by TIME magazine, have in common? Impact.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
TIME magazine’s annual 100 list of the world’s most influential people is out. Each individual is described in accolades by another influential person in a postcard moment.
Here are some notable women in tech in the TIME 100, as described by another TIME-worthy notable individual:
Observe the voice in your head that says, “You’re lucky to get your first job offer, you should accept it before they realize you’re a fraud,” detach from that self-doubt and instead tell yourself, “Only 3% of women negotiate for a better first offer, I’m going to be part of the 3.1%”.
By Fiona O’Donnell-McCarthy (Strategy & Business Development Lead, ModCloth)
Did any of the stories from Lean In resonate with you? While I view myself as a go-getter, a girl that can, “play by boys rules,” the psychological patterns and social biases that hold women back have certainly appeared in my career.
Sheryl Sandberg gave voice to the struggles I’ve faced as a young professional:
Female execs in finance fear they haven’t done enough to make their industry more friendly to women, reports the New York Times. Could the same be said of tech?
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
It’s wonderful when women reach the top of traditionally male-dominated industries, but do they have a responsibility to make the climb easier for the women coming up after them?
That’s the question posed in a recent New York Times DealBook piece