Tag Archive: Sheryl Sandberg

  1. at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, CA.
    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

  14. Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg makes announcement with Mayor Bloomberg - New York
    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.

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    by Angie Chang

    Zynga Adds Ellen Siminoff To Board Of Directors This Month (Women In The Boardroom)

    Ellen Siminoff, founding executive at Yahoo!, joins the all-male board of social gaming company Zynga.

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

    From the successful Internet campaign to add Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to the all-male board of directors at the social networking giant (which happened after the company went IPO), to a steady stream of studies and articles touting higher ROI for companies with women on the board, there is a growing awareness of board hegemony making decisions for a heterogeneous society.

    Former Yahoo! executive Ellen Siminoff was added Zynga’s board of directors this month, the first woman to join the previously all-male board. She will also join the audit committee at Zynga.

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    by Angie Chang

    Dear Marissa: Think Different. (Pink Is The New Purple)

    By narrowing its focus to women, Yahoo can beat the pants off its competitors.

    By Dave McClure (Founder & Partner, 500 Startups)

    I’d like to write a different open letter to Marissa Mayer that plays to both her strengths, as well as those of Yahoo. It’s a bit off the wall, but if you think it thru with me, I bet you’ll agree with the strategy.

    Yahoo has struggled for the last 6-7 years – with what it stands for, who’s running the show, how to keep its employees, how to compete with Google, and how to take advantage of its amazing assets in content, communications, and community around the world. The last really bold move Yahoo made was probably acquiring Flickr (aside from turning down the Microsoft acquisition

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Business – The Cat Fight Myth

    I believe that’s why the myth soldiers on… to keep us from talking. ;)

    By Tara Hunt (Co-Founder & CEO, Buyosphere)

    My #1 pet peeve is the “women don’t support one another” myth that gets thrown around all too often and by men and women alike.

    First off, let me agree that there ARE some awfully insecure men AND women who will talk behind one another’s backs to make life more difficult.

    My advice, avoid them, but don’t jump to conclusions about an entire gender because of one nasty person. (My mother always taught me, “If someone is talking nasty about someone

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    by Angie Chang

    Fast Forwarding Women In Tech

    Few women have joined or founded startups and gained the kind of experience that enables their careers to explode like Marissa Mayer’s. Here are recommendations on accelerating the pace of women in high-tech.

    By Jack Hidary & Cindy Padnos (Contributors, Fortune)

    The announcement Monday that Yahoo! selected Marissa Mayer as its new chief is a great signal for Silicon Valley. Marissa joined Google as its 20th employee back in 1999 when it was a fledgling company and had an uncertain future. Historically, few women joined or founded startups and gained the kind of experience that enabled Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook to rise to their positions of responsibility. Yet, we are now seeing some positive signs.

    Across the US, we are seeing more and more tech startups co-founded or run by women. These include: Silver Tail, One King’s

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    by Angie Chang

    COO Sheryl Sandberg Named To Facebook Board Of Directors (Finally!)

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg named to the previously all-male board of directors at Facebook.

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

    Sheryl Sandberg has been named to the Facebook board of directors today, according to press release issued today from Facebook.

    Why should your next board member be a woman? The topic of women in the boardroom matters to women because the board wields the real power of a company. If you are missing women in a corporate boardroom, you are missing something obvious – companies with women on their boards have been proven to lead to a higher ROI. You’re missing representation from the other 50% of the population – the women, powerful consumers and producers.

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    by Angie Chang

    Anne-Marie Slaughter Vs. Sheryl Sandberg: Both Right

    “…the best advice, given the sorry state of the work world, is to work really, really hard before you have children so that you have the skills – and the bargaining power – to continue your career on your own terms after you have children.”

    By Joan C. Williams & Rachel Dempsey (Authors, The New Girls’ Network)

    First, thanks to Anne-Marie Slaughter for peeling the band-aid off an open wound of American womanhood. It’s our dirty little secret: Balancing work and family is still impossible for elite American women because of the way we structure work, family, love, marriage, careers, masculinity and dignity.

    Yes. It’s that bad. Fifteen years ago, when I began to write Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflicts and What To Do About It, I thought that all we needed to do was to reshape work and careers. The key problem for women, I pointed out, is that workplaces still are