Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

http://www.ted.com Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

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13 replies
  1. Vedant kale
    Vedant kale says:

    They sit in their cozy room and just whine about how oppressed women are and how they are strong and can do whatever they want, just lying to themselves to make themselves feel confident…..the basic test to see whether some group is really strong is by seeing who shouts the most.Every time you see Blacks, Muslims and women are the ones who just demand all these amenities because there is not enough freaking diversity?!?!?! This is a capitalistic nation and that is why it is the best and in capitalism efficiency is of prime importance, the more efficient you are the higher you will rise just look at Hispanics, Asians and Indians. They came just in the turn of the 20th century and instead of rebelling they made their own destiny, today middle class Asians and Indians earn the highest income out of all groups, so many CEO's of major corporations are from these parts of the world, that really says you something.

  2. Gforce Majeure
    Gforce Majeure says:

    Women make better state/civic leaders; men better religious leaders. Women think about the economy, welfare, the environment; while men need the spiritual work. Unfortunately, family values were sold out a long time ago, young ladies are pushed out to make money from the family household from the age of 16; they/you often look for quick and easy methods to make money, turn to all sorts of mischief (like prostitution, obesity, framing men for rape, divorce, premature motherhood, irreligion, homosexualisation, etc); and the authoritative drive to make something more of yourselves in society is eroded. Anyway, Sheryl Sandberg is correct to say there are too few ambitious women. Well done. Thank you.

  3. Kristina Karl
    Kristina Karl says:

    Wow, the number of angry guys on this comment thread is kind of disturbing. I'm wondering if you're all in some kind of sensitivity training because you did something stupid at work, and are being forced to watch this video. ?

  4. Anna Logan Riversby, Thrive at Work Expert
    Anna Logan Riversby, Thrive at Work Expert says:

    Women that try to go to the top fail because they are trained to be men in a mans world. Women are trained in a male energy systems and are talking and working there like a one well trained bee would(if there was a such thing). But they cannot keep this charade forever, because their core is different. In short: feminine doesn't agree with competitiveness, but collaboration. Feminine is not in agreement with hard sales but nurturing relationships and serving the needs of others. Hence, every single woman is usually not happy in her job. Guaranteed. And that's the reason the women drop off. Because they see the masculine system in corporates and they know: "I do not belong here anymore." For a woman who is feminine, there MUST be a change of system to accommodate feminine principles so that she feels that if she climbs to the top, she will be happy there and fulfilled in both work and private life. So redesign the world to be more feminine=collaborative=nurturing=problem solved!


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