Next week, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook will be at Sixth and I discussing her book Lean In and the new Lean In Foundation that seeks to bring more women to the top-tier of the working world. While her book has generated a bit of controversy–some call it a one-size-fits-all recipe in a diverse world–you can’t deny that she is one of the most important female leaders in America, if not the world.
From the COO of Facebook comes Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, a riveting book that asks: Why do men still hold the majority of top positions in government and industry, thirty years after women became the majority of college graduates? And why are women’s voices still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives?
Sandberg taps her experience at Facebook, Google, the World Bank and the US Treasury to examine these questions. She uses hard data to dig into the roots of the problem and paint a compelling portrait of working women’s lives. She provides advice for women on negotiating, finding mentors, and building a satisfying career. She shows men how they benefit too when they support women in the workplace and at home. With humor and insight, she recounts her own daily struggles to make the right choices for her career and her family.
Sandberg is ranked among Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” and Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” She will be in conversation with NPR Special Correspondent, Michele Norris.
The event is sold out, but I bought two pairs of tickets to give away before they ran out. So let’s get to the nitty-gritty.
The event is Thursday, March 14, 2013. It’s being held at 6th and I Synagogue in Chinatown, so this giveaway is for D.C.-area residents only. To enter, leave a comment listing your current job title and your dream job. Don’t forget to include your real e-mail address so I can contact you.
The drawing will be Friday, and tickets will need to be mailed, so owners must claim their prize by the following Monday.