Why Does the Tech World Tear Down Successful Women?


It’s the first stop on her first-ever book tour, and Sheryl Sandberg is beaming. In conversation with her friend Chelsea Clinton, the Facebook COO discusses the “ambition gap” women face in the workplace, which she admits is a touchy subject.

During the question and answer session in a New York Barnes & Noble Tuesday, Sandberg drills through her usual talking points: As men become more successful they are better liked, but as women become more successful they are less liked. Women hold no more board seats than they did one decade ago; the figure has staggered at 14%.

We’ve heard the arguments about the challenges presented by men in the workplace, which is why I have a question for Sandberg: Are women holding other women back? (She answers me, but I’ll get to that later.)Mayer-Sandberg

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