Sheryl Sandberg Discusses Importance of Gender Equality in the Workplace at World Economic Forum

"I don't think it's possible to overstate how important stereotypes are," MAKER Sheryl Sandberg said at the 2017 World Economic Forum, according to Fortune. And she's correct.

Because breaking down stereotypes and changing the way we see one another and ourselves is the first step toward getting things right.

Knowing a few things about bias and the importance of supporting women in the workplace (i.e. leaning in), Sandberg voiced that both men and women felt the same about gender stereotypes.

Believe it or not, a new study found that while "77 percent of men believe that a man is best suited to lead a high stakes project... 55 percent of women feel the same way."

"We're as good as it gets and we have the same bias," Sandberg stated at the forum. And the only way to fix this is to get to the root of the problem, which she says lies in the "gender gap we face."

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