Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Media Moment: Sheryl Sandberg with Jon Stewart

I came across this gif compilation on Tumblr and in doing more research found that it was taken from an episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, featuring the COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, pictured here. As you can probably tell, she is discussing some of what she wrote about in her new book called Lean In, which is about the inequality between genders in the workforce and how it still manages to be part of our mostly progressive lives today. She suggests simple changes to our ways of thinking in order to change the fact that men are still able to succeed more in the work force as opposed to women. Things like saying that our daughters have "executive leadership skills" instead of calling them "bossy" could make all the difference in our daughter's minds as they grow, as well as in the minds of the males around her if we are conscious enough to change our own ways of thinking. The interview has two parts, and she discusses her book and ideas much more in depth, but unfortunately the videos wouldn't embed here so, I'll include the link to Jon Stewart's site below. Do you think that women are still suppressed in the work force? To be honest, I haven't had much experience to really say, as I've held down the same job for the past 5 years, so I would love to hear some of your thoughts/experiences. Also, do you think Sandberg's theories about changing our ways of thinking, and in turn, our children's could help the situation? The interviews: http://www.webpronews.com/sheryl-sandberg-talks-women-and-leadership-on-the-daily-show-2013-04

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