Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Says Women Must Learn to 'Lean In'


Though she said she has no sights on public office, she hopes men and women will discuss further the cultural and institutional underpinnings that may be holding some women back from leadership roles.

One person she hopes runs for the highest office in U.S. government again is Hillary Clinton. When reflecting on the 2008 presidential election, Sandberg laments the fact that Clinton's "likeability" was critically pegged to her clothing and appearance, much more so than her male opponents.

Sandberg said she hopes her 4-year old daughter will one day not ask her why all the past U.S. presidents are male.

"I believe if we had half our companies and half our countries run by women, and half our homes run by men, things would be better," she said. "We know our companies would be more productive. If you use the full talents of the population, you're more productive. We know our homes would be happier."

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