Women in Business – Keep Your Foot on the Gas Pedal!
Do you know who the 2nd in command is at Facebook? Sheryl Sandberg, also known as the soon to be $1.6 Billion woman is the CFO of Facebook and credited with capitalizing and readying the company for it’s upcoming IPO offering. Every woman in business should know her name.
Sheryl Sandberg says “Women need to keep your foot on the gas pedal and aim high.” Ms. Sandberg was recently speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and her subject was women! Should Facebook’s launch go as planned Ms. Sandberg will be worth approximately 1.6 billion. She’s one of a very few self-made woman billionares. Go girl!!
Sheryl Sandberg is to the promotion of women in business as Steve Jobs was to the promotion of Apple. Her focus on women makes perfect business sense for her role in Facebook as 71% of daily fan activity and 62% of all activity is driven by women*. Women need role models who aim high and are super successful. By the way she has two small children and “gets” what it takes to stay in the work force. Young women flock to hear her speak because she’s so passionate about empowering them.
Here’s a link to a YouTube video where Sandra talks about why women don’t make it into top positions and what to do about it. Excellent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uDutylDa4 (*NY Times, Feb 5th 2012 The $1.6 Billion Woman, Staying on Message)