Hot Conversations: Sheryl Sandberg on negotiating and spouses stepping up

3 years ago by in Best of The Web, Leadership + Speaking, Mentors Unplugged, Women In The News

sheryl-sandberg-book-lean-inDon’t miss Nicholas Kristof’s recent article on the New York Times, She’s Rarely The Boss. He discusses Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In,  and her provocative thoughts on women, work and the will to lead.

Sheryl on women not pursuing opportunities: “We internalize the negative messages we get throughout our lives, the messages that say it’s wrong to be outspoken, aggressive, more powerful than men. We lower our own expectations of what we can achieve. We continue to do the majority of the housework and child care. We compromise our career goals to make room for partners and children who may not even exist yet.”

On spouse collaboration: “I am hoping that each woman will set her own goals and reach for them with gusto,” Sandberg writes. “And I am hoping that each man will do his part to support women in the workplace and in the home, also with gusto.”

On negotiating better: When I joined Facebook, I was initially willing to accept the first offer from Mark Zuckerberg, the founder. My husband and brother-in-law hounded me to demand more, so I did — and got a better deal.

Read the full NY Times article, She’s Rarely The Boss, by Nicholas Kristof.

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