On March 28, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg had a discussion dialogue about her new book: “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.” The dialogue was led by Chicago Tribune Vice President and Associate Editor Joycelyn Winnecke. Sandberg talked about how women need to take more powerful roles in the workforce and that currently this is not the case. “Women’s voices are not equally heard,” said Sandberg.
She also talked about her personal moments of triumph and doubts that inspired her book and its call to action for working women.
The event was part of the Chicago Tribune Press Pass series and was sponsored by Nielsen, a 90-year-old global information and measurement company, founded in Chicago.
“One of the things that Sheryl talked about is to raise the conversation and now what you want to do is see a change in some things, and understand the differences. If you understand differences, like she talked about the “bossy” word, it changes your perception of people. Maybe bossy isn’t a bad thing – it means you are independent, driven, and want to get something done,” said Susan Whiting, vice chair of Nielsen, and one of the speakers at the event.
For more information on “Lean In,” go to: www.leanin.org.