Women urged to ‘lean in’ in bid to get to top

Sheryl Sandberg

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THE debate over the under-representation of women at a senior corporate level intensified last week as Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg published her new book encouraging women to “lean in” to increase their chances of making it to the top.

Ms Sandberg, whose comments were drawn from her newly published book, entitled Lean In, said: “Women do not have to lower our expectations of what we can achieve in the workplace. In so many situations, instead of pulling back, we should be leaning in.”

The publication has been praised as an ambitious reboot of feminism and criticised as a manifesto directed to women from a privileged background.

 

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