Tag Archive: Sheryl Sandberg

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    by Angie Chang

    How Mindfulness is Helping Me Lean In

    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:

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Are Many Female Execs Bad Role Models?

    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

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    by Angie Chang

    Shame On Those Queen Bees?

    An essay in The Wall Street Journal recycled a tired trope: “queen bees” in the office are making the lives of other women a living hell.

    By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network) & Katherine Ullman (Program Associate, Center for WorkLife Law)

    An essay this month in The Wall Street Journal recycled a tired trope: “queen bees” in the office are making the lives of other women a living hell. We’ve heard this before. Powerful women are just grown up high school “mean girls” chipping away at the self-confidence of the women who work with and for them.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Winning Warmly: 3 Ways Women Negotiators Can and Do Lean In Well

    The sad reality is that women often pay a social cost for negotiating hard. A professor of negotiation offers three tips to overcome this double standard and ensure you get a good deal. 

    By Seth Freeman (Adjunct Professor of Negotiation & Conflict Management, Columbia Business School & NYU Stern School of Business)

    Years before I met her, a student of mine got an offer for a promotion. It would mean more status and more hours. Her boss said money was tight, so he could only offer her $5,000 more. She accepted. Months later, exhausted, she had a conversation with several peers. “We were surprised you took the offer,” they said. “Everyone knows you’re much better than the guy you replaced, and he and we are making $60,000 more than you.”

    As a negotiation professor, that story makes me particularly angry.

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    by Angie Chang

    When a Billionaire Launches a Grassroots Revolution

    Maureen Dowd bitingly referred to her the “PowerPoint Pied Piper in Prada ankle boots. Then the anti-Sandberg pendulum swung in the opposite direction, with the likes of Mohamed El-Erian, PIMCO CEO, calling the book recommended reading for CEOs.

    By Leah Eichler (Founder, Femme-O-Nomics)

    No good deed goes unpunished is a lesson that Sheryl Sandberg has learned over the last few weeks leading up to the release on Monday of her self-proclaimed feminist manifesto, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. In remarkable waves, media

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Another Reason to Lean In: Other Women Will Thank You

    A discussion of Sheryl Sandberg’s new book brings up another, less often mentioned reason for women to be bold in their ambitions — you’ll speed cultural change and improve the lives of female leaders.  

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    It’s Sheryl Sandberg mania out there as the release of Lean In, the new book by the Facebook COO/aspiring feminist icon, generates a media feeding frenzy. She’s on the cover of Time, in nearly every publication (including this one) and appeared on 60 Minutes:

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    by Angie Chang

    Sheryl Sandberg Hopes Women Lean In And Men… Man Up? (How Men Can Support The Women’s Movement)

    How to help men help women succeed in business and life.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has certainly sparked discussion with her new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, released this week. Amidst the debate of whether she should or can lead the next generation of young women to become ambitious leaders, I dread the never-ending onus criticism of women. Now what about the men who want to support, and can support, women as leaders?

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    by Angie Chang

    Calling For The End Of The Queen Bee

    When we weaken the power of one woman, we weaken the power of all women. When we weaken the power of women in workplaces that already have way too few women, we contribute to further reducing the number of successful women and we end up with only one woman survivor at the top – the Queen Bee.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Benefits Of Having A Partner In Startup Land

    To all the partners who love, support, and nurture ambitious entrepreneurial women – I say thank you.

    By Zuhairah Scott Washington (Founder & CEO, Kahnoodle)

    One aspect of the entrepreneurial journey that is rarely discussed is the role of our partners – the individuals who love and support dreamers and doers. Brad Feld recently wrote a whole book on the topic, exploring love and relationships in startup land.

    Children and husbands are often viewed as a burden to startup life – distractions that prevent entrepreneurs from focusing

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    by Angie Chang

    Raising Your Girl Like A Boy

    It still grates at me that my parents consider their parenting strategy to be “raise your girl like a boy.”

    By Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook)

    For as long as I can remember, my parents have told me that they raised me like a boy. As soon as I could grasp that the way to raise a child was a thing that – like interior decor – parents could choose, I knew this about my parents’ intentions.

    My parents would look at each other, flash a knowing smile, and declare “oh, we raised Julie like a boy”

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    by Angie Chang

    The Value Of Promoting Yourself To Your Harshest Critic

    “Fortune does favor the bold. I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try.” – Sheryl Sandberg

    By Janet Choi (Chief Creative Officer, iDoneThis)

    Women who promote themselves experience greater career advancement, compensation and career satisfaction. So I say “amen!” to Oprah’s advice that “in order to get people’s attention you gotta blow a loud trumpet. You gotta beat the drum loudly. Nobody listens to you when you go quietly into the night.”

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    by Angie Chang

    (Infographic) Women 2.0 Conference 2013 In Pictures & Quotes

    On February 14, 2013 – join hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurial individuals who aim to build high-tech and high-growth ventures.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Learn from dozens of successful women entrepreneurs, startup executives and early-stage investors at the Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco for a full-day of inspiration, education, connection and plenty of Valentine’s Day puns. Network with hundreds of like-minded individuals at the Women 2.0 Conference – get your ticket now!

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    by Angie Chang

    2013: The Year Of The Female Entrepreneur?

    It is no surprise then that four of the major global consumer tech businesses – Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Twitter – have more female customers than male. However, each suffers from a lack of female representation at board level, and this is true throughout the business world.

    By Wendy Tan White (Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)

    A recent poll from The Telegraph found that while almost a fifth of young women would like to run their own business, just 3% wanted to become a CEO of a company.

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    by Angie Chang

    We Need More Women In Tech, Here’s Why

    By being examples of tech savvy women who are generous with their talents and relentlessly hard working, we’re setting the stage for women who will come after us, building a legacy of real impact.

    By Audrey Tan (Founder, Waggit)

    Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg have recently made headlines for their high profile jobs at top tech companies in America. But I hope you agree these women aren’t in these positions just because they’re women. They have proven track records and have reputations for delivering results. Their influence fuels communities

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    by Angie Chang

    Key Takeaways From The Atlassian Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner

    BizeeBee’s Poornima Vijayashanker suggested that “women need to get more comfortable with making the ask.”

    By Emily Gonzales (CTO, Bookigee)

    The panel at the 29th Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner hosted by Atlassian was an impressive mix of admirable women drawn from the online media, venture capital and SaaS sectors of technology.

    Rather than focus on a specific issue facing women in technology today, the panelists discussed various topics and provided insightful advice for the 100+ women in attendance.

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    by Angie Chang

    Makers, First And Foremost

    At Hack’n Jill, our hackathon attendees are concentrating on building amazing products and services.

    By Eugenia Koo (Co-Founder, Hack’n Jill)

    Recently Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave some serious kudos to software engineer Nora Mullaney on Quora for Mullaney’s response to the question, “What advice would seasoned women in tech give to younger girls deciding to make a tech career for themselves?”

    The total response thread is delightfully lengthy

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    by Angie Chang

    Sheryl Sandberg Explains Why Younger Women Should Pursue Tech Careers

    Facebook leaders Sheryl Sandberg and Jocelyn Goldfein share advice.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    The most influential woman in tech right now, Sheryl Sandberg, outlined some clues for younger women searching for a career or job in today’s economy.

    In a post to Quora last week, she gave three pieces of advice for younger women and made an appeal for women

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    by Angie Chang

    In The World Of Tech, Women Can Have It All

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Michal Tsur (Co-Founder & President, Kaltura) & Leah Belsky (VP of Strategy, Kaltura)

    The blossoming tech startup generation, and the new wave of professional women seeking success in the workplace and at home don’t always cross paths. Tech industries suffer from a noticeable lack of strong female leadership at the top, while powerful women have mostly flocked to traditional industries. Although the concept of “having it all” might itself be elusive, it’s time that women who value both a rich home life and a fulfilling career explore the tech startup world.

    In July/August 2012 the Atlantic Monthly featured an article that soon became the publication’s most popular piece

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    by Angie Chang

    Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean In" More Aspirational Than Inspirational

    I’d love to read about Sandberg’s career moves at 29.

    By Meghan Casserly (Writer, Forbes)

    On Thursday, AllThingsDigital announced that Sheryl Sandberg’s first book, titled Lean In will be released by Knopf for publish in 2013. The title, described by Kara Swisher as a full of research and data and anecdotes of the experience of being one of the most talked-about women in tech, is meant to encourage and engage women in the workforce through the Facebook COO’s own story.

    But Lean In is no memoir — that wouldn’t do from the woman who challenges women to work harder-better-faster-stronger no matter the cost — although we’d sure curl up with a cup of tea and read it.