Sheryl Sandberg Quotes

And what I saw happening is that women don't make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really fa... - Sheryl Sandberg

And what I saw happening is that women don't make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.
— Sheryl Sandberg

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As women get more powerful, they get less likable. I see women holding themselves back because of this, but if we start talking about the success-likability penalty women face, then we can do something about it.

Sheryl Sandberg

At Facebook, we try to be a strengths-based organization, which means we try to make jobs fit around people rather than make people fit around jobs. We focus on what people's natural strengths are and spend our management time trying to find ways for them to use those strengths every day.

Sheryl Sandberg

But I really believe that when you give people authentic identity, which is what Facebook does, and you can be your real self and connect with real people online, things will change.

Sheryl Sandberg

Every company I know is looking for more women at the table. Every board is looking for more women at the table. There's a reason why men want to understand the challenges women face, address them, because then they're going to be better hirers, attracters and retainers of women.

Sheryl Sandberg

For any of us in this room today, let's start out by admitting we're lucky. We don't live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited.

Sheryl Sandberg

I absolutely loved Tina Fey's 'Bossypants' and didn't want it to end. It's hilarious as well as important. Not only did I laugh on every page, but I was nodding along, highlighting and dog-earing like crazy.

Sheryl Sandberg

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. 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.

Sheryl Sandberg

I don't believe we have a professional self from Mondays through Fridays and a real self for the rest of the time.

Sheryl Sandberg

I don't hold myself out as a role model. I don't believe that everyone should make the same choices; that everyone has to want to be a CEO, or everyone should want to be a work-at-home mother. I want everyone to be able to choose. But I want us to be able to choose unencumbered by gender choosing for us.

Sheryl Sandberg

I don't pretend there aren't biological differences, but I don't believe the desire for leadership is hardwired biology, not the desire to win or excel. I believe that it's socialization, that we're socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead.

Sheryl Sandberg

I feel really grateful to the people who encouraged me and helped me develop. Nobody can succeed on their own.

Sheryl Sandberg

I go around the room and ask people, 'What do you think?'

Sheryl Sandberg

I have a five year-old son and a three year-old daughter. I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home. And I want my daughter to have the choice to not just succeed, but to be liked for her accomplishments.

Sheryl Sandberg

I have never worked for a woman, and I have never worked with a lot of women.

Sheryl Sandberg

I look forward to the day when half our homes are run by men and half our companies and institutions are run by women. When that happens, it won't just mean happier women and families; it will mean more successful businesses and better lives for us all.

Sheryl Sandberg

I probably shouldn't admit this since I work in the tech industry, but I still prefer reading paper books.

Sheryl Sandberg

I really don't have any plan to leave Facebook. I put it so many times on the record, and I just don't get what to do to say it as clear as possible: I'm staying in Facebook; I really love my job.

Sheryl Sandberg

I really think we need more women to lean into their careers and to be really dedicated to staying in the work force.

Sheryl Sandberg

I spent most of my career in business not saying the word 'woman.' Because if you say the word 'woman' in a business context, and often in a political context, the person on the other side of the table thinks you're about to sue them or ask for special treatment, right?

Sheryl Sandberg

I tell people in their careers, 'Look for growth. Look for the teams that are growing quickly. Look for the companies that are doing well. Look for a place where you feel that you can have a lot of impact.'

Sheryl Sandberg

I think it is too hard for men to talk about gender. We have to let men talk about this... because we need men to talk about this if it is ever going to change.

Sheryl Sandberg

I want to tell any young girl out there who's a geek, I was a really serious geek in high school. It works out. Study harder.

Sheryl Sandberg

I want women to get paid more. I want to teach them to negotiate so they get paid more.

Sheryl Sandberg

I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with, all these fabulous women, 'Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.' I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it's not that simple.

Sheryl Sandberg

I would be better at my job if I were technical.

Sheryl Sandberg

I would love to meet J.K. Rowling and tell her how much I admire her writing and am amazed by her imagination. I read every 'Harry Potter' book as it came out and looked forward to each new one. I am rereading them now with my kids and enjoying them every bit as much. She made me look at jelly beans in a whole new way.

Sheryl Sandberg

I'd like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement - I think we might have some differences in how leadership is done.

Sheryl Sandberg

I'm a pragmatist. I think, as a woman, you have to be more careful. You have to be more communal, you have to say yes to more things than men, you have to worry about things that men don't have to worry about. But once we get enough women into leadership, we can break stereotypes down. If you lead, you get to decide.

Sheryl Sandberg

I'm not pretending I can give advice to every single person or every single couple for every situation; I'm making the point that we are not going to get to equality in the workforce before we get to equality in the home. Not going to happen.

Sheryl Sandberg

I'm not telling women to be like men. I'm telling us to evaluate what men and women do in the workforce and at home without the gender bias.

Sheryl Sandberg

If more women are in leadership roles, we'll stop assuming they shouldn't be.

Sheryl Sandberg

If you ask men why they did a good job, they'll say, 'I'm awesome. Obviously. Why are you even asking?' If you ask women why they did a good job, what they'll say is someone helped them, they got lucky, they worked really hard.

Sheryl Sandberg

In fact, my New Year's resolution every year, and I'm Jewish so I get two New Years a year, is to meditate, and I fail every time.

Sheryl Sandberg

It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness.

Sheryl Sandberg

It turns out that a husband who does the laundry, it's very romantic when you're older. And it's hard to believe when you're younger. But it's absolutely true.

Sheryl Sandberg

It's easy to dislike the few senior women out there. What if women were half the positions in power? It would be harder to dislike all of them.

Sheryl Sandberg

It's more pressure on women to - if they marry or partner with someone, to partner with the right person. Because you cannot have a full career and a full life at home with your children if you are also doing all of the housework and child care.

Sheryl Sandberg

Most people assume that women are responsible for households and child care. Most couples operate that way - not all. That fundamental assumption holds women back.

Sheryl Sandberg

My hope in writing 'Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead' was to change the conversation from what women can't do to what we can.

Sheryl Sandberg

Over the last 10 years, women have stalled out at the top.

Sheryl Sandberg

Pages on Facebook are allowed to be anonymous. That is really important. People start revolutions; we need anonymity.

Sheryl Sandberg

People think that women don't negotiate because they're not good negotiators, but that's not it. Women don't negotiate because it doesn't work as well for them. Women have to say, 'I really add a lot of value, and it's in your interest to pay me more.' I hate that advice, but I want to see women get ahead.

Sheryl Sandberg

So there's no such thing as work-life balance. There's work, and there's life, and there's no balance.

Sheryl Sandberg

Success, for me, is that if my son chooses to be a stay-at-home parent, he is cheered on for that decision. And if my daughter chooses to work outside the home and is successful, she's cheered on and supported.

Sheryl Sandberg

The most important thing - and I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it a hundred times - if you marry a man, marry the right one.

Sheryl Sandberg

The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home.

Sheryl Sandberg

There are really good reasons to leave the workforce or work less or take a different job when you want to be with your children. I just want women - and men - to make that choice once they have the child. Not years in advance, because... they don't get the right opportunities. They give up before they even start.

Sheryl Sandberg

Until women are as ambitious as men, they're not gong to achieve as much as men.

Sheryl Sandberg

We call our little girls bossy. Go to a playground; little girls get called bossy all the time - a word that's almost never used for boys - and that leads directly to the problems women face in the workforce.

Sheryl Sandberg

And what I saw happening is that women don't make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.

Sheryl Sandberg