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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.


Filed under: Lean In • Women in workplace
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.

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Filed under: Behind The Scenes • Lean In • Women in workplace
March 12th, 2013
01:05 PM ET

What it means to 'Lean In': 'Starting Point' panel on how women can better succeed in the workplace

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has become a lightning rod for arguing that women must "Lean In" and do more to advance their own careers.

The heat has intensified this week as Sandberg pushes her new book "Lean In" and launches a nationwide campaign to form a network of support groups for working women.

This morning on "Starting Point," Lean In president Rachel Thomas, Wall Street Journal's Katherine Rosman and Alex McCord with VH1's Couples Therapy discuss what it means to "lean in" and how they can better adapt as employees and moms in the workplace.

Filed under: Women in workplace