Posts tagged "lean in"

On Jessica Williams, “Imposter Syndrome,” Leaning In & Why It’s Okay To Say “That’s Not For Me”

Over the last seven-and-a-half years, I've told The Frisky's "origin story" more times than I can count, and almost always in the same way, whether I'm talking to our company's new CEO, sitting in on an ad sales presentation or chit-chatting at a cocktail party. Since I'm the site's founding editor-in-chief, that script usually include…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that's pretty much what it comes down to. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Turner said that the biggest reason women aren't proportionately represented in business leadership positions is a set…
By: Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

Sinead O’Connor’s New Album Is Called I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss, Inspired By Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Ban Bossy’ Campaign

I will be #TeamSineadOConnor forever. Sinead's a bad-ass feminist thriving in the music industry from way, way back. So much so, in fact, that she's named her upcoming album, I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss — and that's the very sexy cover image above. You may remember the phrase "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss" coming…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2014

Adorable Little Girls Explain What “Bossy” Means To Them

LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts' campaign to ban the word "bossy" certainly has good intentions. The word "bossy" is often used as a negative term to describe girls and women who speak and act with authority, while it's rarely used to describe boys and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2014

Beyonce Leans In, Appears In PSA To Ban The Word “Bossy”

I am decisively "meh" on Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In foundation and its focus on a feminist movement driven by/benefiting capitalism, but I can get behind their latest PSA campaign to ban the word "bossy," as it's frequently used to describe and diminish ambitious women. Beyonce is down with it too, appearing in the PSA above…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 10, 2014

Lean In & Getty Team Up For More Feminist Stock Photography

Getty Images is teaming up with LeanIn.org, the nonprofit run by Sheryl Sandberg, to improve the types of images of women and families available in stock photography. THANK GOD. You have no idea how frustrating it is to try to illustrate a blog post about abortion with nothing but coat hangers or bloody fetus photo…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2014

bell hooks Leans In On Lean In

Mass media (along with [Sheryl] Sandberg) is telling us that by sheer strength of will and staying power, any woman so inclined can work hard and climb the corporate ladder all the way to the top. Shrewdly, Sandberg acknowledges that not all women desire to rise to the top, asserting that she is not judging…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 28, 2013

Living Between The Corporate Glass Ceiling & The “Sticky Floor” Of Fast Food Work

Most of talk around women in the workplace of late has been of the Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In variety. Women, argues Sandberg's book, can break through the so-called glass ceiling by simply being more tenacious, proactive and self-empowered. The dialogue is often framed around getting women into positions of power, pushing for more female CEOs,…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

Lean In Asks, What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

What would you do if you weren't afraid? That's what LeanIn.org, the organization established by Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In: Women, Work And The Will To Lead, wants you to ask yourself. Would it be calling yourself a writer or a musician? Would it be asking for more money? Would it be standing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2013

Huh? Good Men Project Founder Calls NY Times Piece On The Benefits Of Paternity Leave An “Attack On Dads-At-Large”

Last week, The New York Times published a fairly straight forward news piece on the bountiful array of studies conducted here and in other parts of the world that suggest that offering paternity leave to new fathers could actually help stimulate the U.S. economy while also supporting women in their quest for work/life balance. The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2013

Why Feminism Must Be About More Than Careerism, “Leaning In,” And The Glass Ceiling

There’s been a lot of discussion as of late about Sheryl Sandberg‘s bourgeois and somewhat apolitical version of feminism, Lean In. It seems like everywhere I look, the feminist discourse has been taken over by discussions of the ways in which women hold themselves back at work, how we need more women at the top, why Yahoo…
By: The Gloss / April 5, 2013

Top CEO Admits Unfairness To Women In The Workplace, Vows Change

No, that's not the headline of an Onion article. It's proof that sometimes people can admit they've done wrong and try to change it. Case in point: Cisco CEO John Chambers, who released an impressively candid memo to his company admitting that he hasn't exactly "walked the talk" when it comes to supporting women i…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 15, 2013