I want our generation to be the last one to grow up knowing structural and cultural barriers that hold women back. I want our daughters and sons to be able to choose the same college courses and pursue the same careers -- for the same pay.
Amy Norman is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Little Passports, a company dedicated to creating inspiring and fun ways for kids to learn about the world ...
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My heart sank as I heard of Sheryl Sandberg's unexpected and unspeakable loss. I just couldn't believe what I was reading online. My heart went out to...
Do you ever wonder if you sometimes keep yourself small because you are afraid of your actual power? Do you ever wonder if you silence yourself and mute your opinion so that you will be "likeable" and not mistaken for a "bitch"? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own your power?
The bond we share is one of loss but it is also one of strength, courage, perseverance, and eventual, renewed living. I am certain -- given the choice -- each one of us would rather not have you walk amongst us, but since you are here, know that you have our spirit and example in which to hang onto throughout the entirety of your journey.
I don't believe this happened for a reason, but it has given us all a reason to be more present parents, more loving spouses, more supportive friends, and more caring leaders. The overwhelming sentiment from everyone who knew Dave is that he inspired us to be better human beings.
As a society, we have accepted the disruptions to life the very privileged and the very powerful visit upon us. I am concerned about the disparity of privilege, rights, and sanctioned behaviors that we tolerate and are told to get used to.
As one of Dave Goldberg's friends put it, "Don't go back to life as it was. Pack more loving and more giving into it as Dave did and don't sweat the small stuff." And that is the truth we are left with at the end of this heartbreaking, yet soul-stirring day.
Give the people on the bottom who want to follow in your footsteps the benefit of your advice and experience, listen to the challenges we are trying to describe to you, and help us learn how to extend resources, mentoring, and support to under-resourced populations.
Pour yourself a glass of wine as I sew on all your missing buttons nice and tightly and water the plants until they scream for mercy. Watch me plow through your taxes and plunge into the dog food bag to feed little Sparky.
I have noticed how often I -- and my female friends -- apologize for things that are out of our control. This, of course, is different than saying, "I am sorry for being late," or "I'm sorry I picked a fight last night because I was really hungry and you were taking forever to figure out our plans."
We know why otherwise capable women abandon technology careers or encounter disproportionate hurdles to advancement in a coding-centric workplace. We recognize all of these symptoms. Now we must decide how to fix this broken code.
Women need to encourage, mentor and challenge other women. Despite what hardships they may have experienced in their own careers, women should pull other women up with them, rather than paying the hardship forward.
"The double bind is a real thing," said Kathryn Kolbert, Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College in New York City, in a recent interview with me. "It's absolutely what women face in many circumstances."
None of the men I know who 'do it all' are in this for the props. What would be nice once in awhile is for the public debate about caregiving to include males. The work men do raising children is every bit as demanding as when women do it.