Sheryl Sandberg has a list of strong credentials – Chief Operating Officer and the first woman board member of Facebook, Vice-President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, Chief of Staff for the United States Department of the Treasury, she has been named in Time 100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Sheryl Sandberg highlights the reality that we have too few women leaders. While recognizing the fact that women face harder choices in balancing their professional and personal lives and the fact that much more is needed from organizations and society to enable women to stay within organizations and move up the ladder, she talks of what women can do as individuals to close the gender gap.
Women tend to make choices that slow down their career and upward movement as they keep their personal future in view. To that, she advises women to stop making those limiting choices – Don’t leave before you leave.
For more on her life and advice, read her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead