Why are there so few women leaders?

*The title of this post is taken from the TEDTalk given by Sheryl Sandberg available HERE.

In case you are not able to load it, these are the three points she raises about what it takes to become a leader at the office and/or stay at the office.

  1. Sit at the table – Be present. Don’t wait to be invited to participate in the big discussions and make the big decisions. Attribute the success to yourself and not to others as women typically do. Women need to reach out for opportunities more.
  2. Make your partner a real partner – Part of what hinders women is the desire to do it all and not allowing their partner  to participate in household work.  Having to juggle childcare, housework and office work and women tend to drop out of the workforce far easier than men.
  3. Don’t leave before you leave – How women plan to have babies and from that moment on that’s all that consumes her. Keep your foot on the gas pedal until you leave to have the baby.



One response to “Why are there so few women leaders?

  1. i totally agree especially with points 1, 2 and 3. I had the opportunity to listen to this and it left an indelible mark. Having now changed ‘addresses’ I see that help around the house too is very important. There is no superwoman mentality it wont get you far. You instead tire easily and cant function in other spheres of life. So help around the house – ask for it, accept it and move on. Be a partner as well. In the office, be seen and be heard. Make real useful contributions, go the extra mile, it helps

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