Sheryl Sandburg Tag

Sheryl Sandburg asks women to hold fast to personal ambition and "lean in" at work. My question: When women in power lean in, who are they leaning on? What is the good life -- and for whom? I had the chance to lift up perspectives among Millennial women and women of color on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry Show." Check it out above! Here's my follow-up article on MSNBC: "'Lean In'? For Millennials, the question is what are we leaning toward?" And another on CNN: "Our Struggle to Have it

Published on the Melissa Harris-Perry blog. In the public debate raging over Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Lean In, we should pay special attention to the voices of young people–women and men of different backgrounds. This week alone, I have heard from dozens of Millennials in their 20s and 30s, all from working class and middle class families. We know that “leaning in” to careers comes at a cost: it requires us to “lean on” other people for duties like cleaning and childcare. The people we lean on are often from

Published on CNN. "Having it all" is having another cultural moment, with the media suddenly awash in the controversy over a new book on women and leadership from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, just weeks after the furor over Yahoo CEO's Marissa Mayer calling telecommuting employees back into the office -- and presumably pulling women that much further from their work-life balance plan. But plenty of women have pondered the question long before this. CNN.com's Opinion section asked a group of women to describe when they realized they could -- or