Winter 2012

How to Remedy the Problem of Too Few Women Leaders

Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County
Allison Kernisky
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, recently gave a fascinating speech entitled "Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders." Sandberg has been in the news recently for helping to prepare Facebook for its multi-billion dollar IPO but she has been championing women for years. In her 15-minute talk, given in December 2010 at a TEDWomen Conference, Sandberg discusses why she thinks women drop out of the workforce at a disproportionate rate before they have a chance to reach top leadership positions. While Sandberg's speech is geared mostly towards working women who either intend to, or already, have children, her principles apply to any working woman. In this article, Litigation Associate Allison Kernisky discusses the three ways women can empower themselves to reach the top, according to Sandberg.

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