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Sandberg: I’ve cried at work

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 03:01

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, says while she has shed tears at the office she believes it’s more difficult for women of an earlier generation, such as Meg Whitman, to do so.

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If we just to change nothing else that got as many girls as a percentage as boys percentage of college degree in computer science. We would close the -- and what this country needs to computer scientist to be compatible. Lot of the burden of their -- your back has been in some ways to what's mine. Some blame for some criticism to sort of say. How dare she -- how dare she really focused on its individual condition for individual pipeline women. That permitted part is talking about social change for anything. So I think they're connected. I believe that one of the best ways we could get to social change is more women in power and I happen to -- book party for lame about me. One of the women who won the Nobel Peace Prize for being -- -- uprising in Liberia. She was talking about the situation in his face tonight -- the mass rapes the destruction of homes and she -- fast in my living room by you know here's our. What can American women do. Her cancer totally shocked because I expected her say you can give money you can argue for -- should be protesting in front of the UN all of that stuff. And she looked at us and she sent more women in power. And she -- and I don't just mean in Liberia as you really can't do anything about that in your congress in your companies. Because the women get to the top of your company's thinking last. I said publicly that I've cried at work. It's not like advice I would give people I'm not like you ought to get the corner office here's the Hank he's right like that's not I'm saying. But I said it has had a publicly and I wonder I don't think Meg Whitman consent that. Our Carly Fiorina are the women who were the generation ahead of me. Right they -- first. I think as the first people that break and I think this is well studied stuff. You actually take on some of the characteristics of the -- -- joining because that's the power structure you have to prove that you're just as tough. But as women follow you. I think we can -- -- when his leadership. We. Start ups and in particular. Technology start ups. And -- start looking me. Didn't launch a total outsider. Didn't happen. Create something that's it and it's a real creative destruction yet. Or even mean he wouldn't. Sitting there there's -- Jessica's parents and Victoria ransom isn't it clear she's throughout their starting companies but they are not there in numbers and me and that's right. Hair in three -- it. They're not in number. Because technology companies are almost always started by technologists people of computer science degrees. We -- crisis for computer science and women in this country it's not the subject of my book but something I've done a lot of work I care passionately about. But it's the same trends as my -- if we just to change nothing else but got as many girls as a percentage as boys percentage of college degree in computer science. We would close the gap in what this country needs to computer scientists to be compatible.

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Sandberg: I’ve cried at work

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 03:01