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The woman behind Facebook: TIME's Radhika Jones on this week's cover story on Sheryl Sandberg

This week's TIME magazine cover story has the first interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on her new book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."

The big reveal? Sandberg is anything but bossy. Sandberg also talks to TIME about last week's firestorm involving Marissa Mayer, as well as the ongoing criticism of her advice for women in the workplace.

That’s just one of the insights into the woman behind who leads the world's largest social networking site. This morning on "Starting Point," TIME's Radhika Jones shares more from the interview.

Jones sheds light on the Sandberg’s inspirational professional persona and the field where she plays a pivotal role.

“She's incredibly intelligent and competent person who has risen to the top of the field where you don't see a lot of women, period,” Jones says. “Let alone leadership positions. But she is passionate about bringing other women up with her and about advising women who are at the beginnings of their careers to be ambitious, be active and stay in.”

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  1. SK

    Shame on Time magazine for the " don't hate her because she's successful" cover remark. There's a reason behind all those negative comments and reviews about Sandberg's book, "Lean in: yada yada...." The simplest one is that she's being preachy and condescending. Empowerment of women cannot be defined by how much money they make or how high they are on the corporate ladder. It is the capability and audacity to chose and live the life they want to. It has nothing to do with leaning in or bowing out. Being the COO of Facebook does not make Sandberg better than the woman who
    barely has 20 minutes to herself every morning because she chose to follow her dream in addition to having a family; just as it does not give her anymore right to preach than the woman who spends her day volunteering at the local art museum because that's what she wants to. I disagree with Jones that Sandberg is passionate about getting more women on top; she's only concerned with getting Facebook on top.

    March 8, 2013 at 12:08 am | Report abuse | Reply

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