Everything You Need to Know About Sheryl Sandberg's Op Ed On "Catty Women"
If anyone knows anything about women in the workplace, it's Sheryl Sandberg.
The Facebook COO and MAKER is known for being a leader among her colleagues — after all, her book "Lean In" is one of the best-selling books on women's empowerment.
Awaiting her return to the MAKERS stage for The 2017 MAKERS Conference, we're sharing another piece of her writing that was recently published in The New York Times — one that has readers leaning in to debunk something we've all heard before: "Catty women."
"The biggest enemy of women, we're warned, is a powerful woman."
"Queen bees exist, but they're far less common than we think."
"Women aren't any meaner to women than men are to one another. Women are just expected to be nicer."
"We stereotype men as aggressive and women as kind. When women violate those stereotypes, we judge them harshly."
"Queen bees aren't a reason for inequality but rather a result of inequality."
"A talented woman presents a threat if there's only one seat for a woman at the table."
"It's time to stop punishing women and minorities for promoting diversity."
"In the meantime, there are many ways that women can help one another without hurting themselves."
"Women can disagree — even compete — and still have one another's backs."
"When a woman helps another woman, they both benefit. And when women celebrate one another's accomplishments, we're all lifted up."
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