Coming to terms with that reality is invaluable for women trying to find fulfillment as both great leaders and great parents. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.
And more of the Sandberg media blitz. This one from McKinsey shares additional insights from Sandberg’s book. I love that this is starting conversations across virtually every group of people I know. True, my groups tend to be highly educated professionals so I’m not suggesting her message is reaching farther afield than the fairly privileged.
Most people agree with many of her points. And most also agree that something about how her message is conveyed bugs them. Is this just a confirmation of what Ms. Sandberg says about how we are uncomfortable with women at the top? Or is there more to it? I’d love to hear others’ views.
My most recent conversation focused equally on Sandberg’s message and on her possible agenda. Something just doesn’t ring true about her as an altruist trying to forward women. Yes, her points are valid, and really important, as we look at the future of women both in the workforce and leadership positions. I think she misses the opporunity to address the choices that women may make to not pursue leadership, many for reasons outside of the potential future demands of motherhood. As I discussed in my last post on this topic, I also believe her not discussing the roles of serendipity and the powerful people who mentored her is a bit disingenuous.
And I can’t help but wonder what she is planning to run for and when.
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