Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Women On Top

We've all heard the stats... less women then men in the workforce, in management.  Women work more in the home, even when they work full time jobs.

In this video from TED, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, looks at some of the reasons why - and suggests what can be done about it.

Good stuff, though I am inclined to wonder about the story beyond the numbers of women in a particular role.  For instance, how many women want to work in management, and aren't?  How many women are qualified to hold a particular position, and don't?  Are there things we can be doing - beyond encouraging women to stick it out, focus on their jobs, become invaluable - that would increase the balance of genders and perspectives in our businesses and workplaces?

What do you think?

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