Posts tagged "sheryl sandberg"

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

Pantene Takes Down Sexist Stereotypes In One-Minute Commercial

Whoever is responsible for conceptualizing Pantene advertisements in the Philippines got it really, really right in this minute-long spot. Given that this is a commercial intended to sell haircare products, the clip almost seems out of left field in its simple, but powerful, social commentary. Consider this: Facebook COO and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg…
By: Rachel Krause / December 10, 2013

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

On “Leaning In” While Black

Here's blogger Tami Winfrey Harris on Sheryl Sandberg and "leaning in" while black. [In These Times] Current students at Dartmouth are warning prospective students about violence against women and queer students on campus. [Feministing] On why pregnancy is more dangerous than birth control. [Slate] Here's a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 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

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Gives Harvard Business School 2012 Commencement Address

There's many commencement addresses delivered each year by celebrities, but too few of them are delivered by crazy-successful businesswomen who have us hanging on their every word. Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg delivered the 2012 address at her alma mater, Harvard Business School, this week. "Careers ... are not a ladder, they're a jungle gym," she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2012

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg On Women Underestimating Themselves In The Workplace

"We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not looked over and ignored ... I encourage you to think big. Studies show very clearly that in our country in the college-educated part of the population, men are more ambitiou…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2011