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March 19th, 2013
12:14 PM ET

Facebook COO Sandberg rejects 'likeability penalty' for women in workplace

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says women need to be called to action. She's got a new book called "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead." And it takes a hard look at what is holding women back from leadership roles in the workplace. It sparked lots of debate.

Soledad recently sat down with Sandberg to ask her about some of the obstacles women face when getting ahead in their careers, including likability. Read more after the jump.

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Behind-the-scenes: Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
March 18th, 2013
02:23 PM ET

Behind-the-scenes: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks to Soledad O'Brien on her new book 'Lean In'

EDITOR’S NOTE: Watch part two of Soledad O'Brien's interview with Sheryl Sandberg on "Starting Point" at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 19th.

There has been much debate over a controversial new book written by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. It's called "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead." The book is filled with advice encouraging women to be leaders in the workplace and rid themselves of the stereotypes that hold them back. Some critics say, though, that Sandberg's is unrealistic for women who are trying to balance work and family.

Soledad O'Brien had a chance to sit down with Sandberg in Facebook's New York office. She asked about Sandberg's reaction to the controversy surrounding her book and how men can help women "lean in" in their careers. In the gallery above, check out our behind-the-scenes photographs from the shoot.

For more information, visit Leanin.org

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PREVIEW: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg tells Soledad O'Brien she's never worked for a woman


Filed under: Behind The Scenes • Lean In • Women in workplace
March 18th, 2013
11:13 AM ET

Facebook's Sandberg: The role of men in the 'Lean In' discussion

EDITOR’S NOTE: Watch part two of Soledad O'Brien's interview with Sheryl Sandberg on "Starting Point" at 8:30a a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 19th.

There has been much debate over a controversial new book written by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. It's called "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead." The book is filled with advice encouraging women to be leaders in the workplace and rid themselves of the stereotypes that hold them back. Some critics say, though, that Sandberg's is unrealistic for women who are trying to balance work and family.

Also this morning, Sandberg has written an opinion piece for CNN.com titled "Speak up, believe in yourself, take risks." She writes that "by talking openly about the challenges that women face in the workplace and at home, we can work towards solutions together. We can't ignore the subject any longer. We need to listen, talk and listen, debate, learn, evolve, and take action."

Soledad O'Brien had a chance to sit down with Sandberg in Facebook's New York office. After the jump below, find out what she had to say about the controversy surrounding her book and how men can help women "lean in" in their careers.

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March 14th, 2013
08:59 AM ET

PREVIEW: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg tells Soledad O'Brien she's never worked for a woman

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is making waves with her position on women in the workplace. Her new book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" is already #1 on Amazon.com's bestseller list.

Sandberg has been dealing with plenty of criticism for suggesting women are largely to blame for their failure to compete with men in corporate America. But she tells Soledad in her sitdown interview for "Starting Point" that men can help change that going forward.

"I’ve never worked for a woman," Sandberg tells Soledad. "I have been really lucky and I've had great mentors and great sponsors. And part of Lean In is trying to help people find the right way to develop those mentors and sponsors. And saying to every man out there, it should be a badge of honor to mentor young women. Not something you’re ashamed to do, not something you’re afraid someone will assume something bad, but a badge of honor that you are willing to spend you time giving benefit of your experience to young women in the workforce. They need it."

You can watch much more of Soledad's interview with Sheryl Sandberg Monday, March 18th on Starting Point.


Filed under: Lean In • Women in the workplace