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Sheryl Sandberg

Reason to be Discouraged – or Inspired ?

on Sat, 2014-03-15 20:38

In Thursday's Wall Street Journal Notable and Quotable was this bombshell about the work of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Foundation. "Focusing, encouraging, supporting, offering, conversing, talking, changing and working together...not much, in other words."  My first impression was how sad that the author so misses the work necessary to change a culture and overcome institutional bias. Then I began to worry. Do other men agree but just don't say so publicly?!  

Finally, I arrived at a more authentic and true reaction.

Lean In? To What Exactly?

on Sun, 2013-03-10 23:24

I must confess sometimes I feel wholly inadequate for this task of actually changing the world. This past week, Sheryl Sandberg took her Lean In message to Wall Street (what a coincidence, also FaceBook's main underwriters). The message: Women have not been leaning in enough!@?#! Thank goodness Jody Greenstone Miller wrote this article in yesterday's WSJ stating the obvious:

"Many great women don't want to lean in because they don't like the world they are being asked to lean into."