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Sandberg: Fewer women will aim for top jobs

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 03:57

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, says women now realize just how difficult it is to rise to the executive suite and achieve a satisfying life outside of the office. As a result, she believes that fewer of them will push to climb in the corporate world.

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The fact that we are changing the American -- mean. In this country is is something we should all be absolutely a lot of time. I think we have all this rhetoric about choice. I don't think we need real choice for everyone when we say choice -- choice for winning. And until men have that teen choice. We don't have equal opportunity. Right so 14% of its top jobs in the country in corporate America are held by winning 4% to stay at home parents are -- I think real choice we equal opportunity equal encouragement. Would not end up with numbers mattered dance -- straight and so. I think if we want women to do their part in the work place we just have to focus on the choice language for -- As soon as we start talking about work life balance praise and allows China to use but it's the issue. As Susie said Tenet work life balance choice how to be great parent and -- replace and we are having that conversation we nanny as well. I'll be completely supportive of it but right now. That's a conversation that's me from him and that's the heart of one of the big problems we -- -- -- way at this time as a college where -- the same -- I don't remember a single conversation about work life -- you remember. I just literally remember none like I and I asked all of our friends and keep trying anyone man or woman who remembers a conversation. We went into the workforce thinking we can't vote just like that anything you're probably for our generation and it turned out to be too hard it's too hard for women have two jobs while men have won. Because there's still are not a child you know so much of the house African child care. But yeah that women in this generation or college scene that -- -- only -- We believe me they're gonna have to cheese and so. -- leaning back and so might worries that aren't reaching back to 14% without worrying about the next generation he made me do worse is you. Have been so successful so now that. It's. Impossible. To. Read your book and hearing talk about -- and think. She's claiming special privileges because she's a woman screaming. You know women. Other groups are discriminating against thinking well. It -- much fuss and people think I got the job because well yeah woman. Rather then that's right that's one of the things that I I struggled with in my life and I -- honest about that. You know I became chief of staff -- treasury so many people sent to me. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You can't let it helps -- like okay. And you feel angry -- like I had worked so hard but I do you think me to find a way to talk about gender issues their budget is holding us back. Men are terrified they're gonna get -- drops -- literally lose their jobs. Right. And we had a little -- and a well like Andy no no change that means you can change that you and I and economics backgrounds right. It for more productive their workers' jobs for everyone. Little heat it's not just we -- who works at an apartment and that in itself -- and succeeding. In its most of the list yeah. So to need economic challenges we face that are very real. Makes even more urgent that we start harnessing the talents of -- population you Warren Buffett has famously in generously said that. He thinks one of the reasons he was so successful he's competing with half the people. We all know that when more people get in the race the race times get faster -- problems. Real issues in this country it is more social mobility. In Europe. Is the United States I mean that AI I imminent and the grand child of immigrants the fact that we are changing the American dream. In this country is is something we should all be absolutely a lot of -- and my answer is. And let's solve the problems. Let's use a full count the population in our political process but it's more than 20% from 18% comments. Let's use the full time of the population -- companies because we can do better and we need to do better.

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Sandberg: Fewer women will aim for top jobs

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 03:57