Facebook’s Sandberg calls on women to be aggressive leaders

  • Article by: Adam Belz , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 3, 2013 - 10:09 AM

“Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg tells tech gathering the stakes are high.

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rshacklefordOct. 2, 1310:20 PM

"Sandberg said technology is driving progress in the world and allowing unprecedented new types of collaboration, which only adds to the urgent need for female participation." ---- A wonderful idea Ms. Sandberg. So, why did you not do it? Check out her degrees.

t_stevensOct. 2, 1310:41 PM

Ms Sandberg, why do think it is that men do not feel the need to "be more aggressive" in the workplace? If the two genders are equal, why do only women have the need to promote aggressive awareness? (chuckle!) Perhaps there was gender bias (in favor of men) 40 or 50 years ago, but that is definitely not the case today. Women's lib has most certainly created an artificial bias in your favor. No offense, but when I see women like you huffing and puffing about these things, I think to myself "most men have no problem with their God-given roles, why do you?".

honeybooOct. 2, 1310:43 PM

Sandberg gives bad advice to either gender. Instead, work hard, don't play games, deal with people straight, stand up for your ideas, persevere. No need to be aggressive if you do these things.

vikings1Oct. 2, 1310:55 PM

Always love how rich people like Mrs. Sandberg make everything seem so easy. "Just go out and be aggressive!" Billionaires like her are rarely in touch with reality.

thoroughbred21Oct. 3, 13 4:32 AM

These comments amply demonstrate the problem Sandberg is trying to solve.

mohawk1953Oct. 3, 13 6:19 AM

And, then she goes home to her 9000sq ft home where somebody has been taking care of her kids all day...

Thumper5316Oct. 3, 13 7:27 AM

A a female in the workforce I don't care to work with "agressive" females anymore than I care to a work with males that exhibit this behavior. I want collaboration, sharing of information and ideas, and most of all, respect towards their coworkers. Unfortunately, I get more of the above from the men than the women.

elind56Oct. 3, 13 7:34 AM

"Everywhere in the world, we expect women to speak when spoken to, to not be as strong, to give to others."------------------A realistic (as opposed to ideological) look at this makes it clear that, for various social and biological reasons, the vast majority of women in the U.S. and other developed, western countries that play these roles have clearly made that choice for themselves.

eman2001Oct. 3, 13 8:11 AM

Ironically, in more developed nations men and women tend take on more traditional work and family roles than in underdeveloped nations. It may be that when people are given the choice they do what they naturally want to do.

residents1stOct. 3, 13 9:48 AM

I actually like Ms. Sandberg's ambition and as an IT professional I agree with her message. What greatly bothers me though, is how the COO of a company with a struggling stock price (it recently just returned to issue price), can spend so much time promoting her personal agenda and essentially be on a book tour. Doesn't she have a company she is responsible for? Where is her accountability to making Facebook successful enough to have its stock climb?


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