Facebook executive sees the world ‘telling little girls not to lead’


“What I really believe is, we start telling little girls not to lead at very young ages, and we start telling little boys to lead at very young ages, and that’s a mistake,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says. “I believe everyone has inside them the ability to lead, and we should let people choose that, not based on gender, but on who they are and who they want to be.”

via HuffPost

In an interview for BBC Radio 4 ― Sandberg paid tribute to her mother and grandmother as powerful female role models for her growing up. Their encouragements were integral to her success, she said, but aren’t the examples all young girls receive.

As part of the radio show ‘Desert Island Discs’ Sheryl selected Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls)” as her first desert island song.

“Beyoncé’s message that women can run the world, that women should run the world, her message that she’s the boss ― I think is super important for not just women, but little girls and boys to hear.”