04/14/2014 11:36 am ET Updated Apr 14, 2014

The Awesome Moment That Made Sheryl Sandberg And Megyn Kelly Become Friends


When Sheryl Sandberg saw Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly "lean in," she knew she'd found a kindred spirit.

In May 2013, Kelly gave fellow Fox News pundits Lou Dobbs and Eric Erickson a piece of her mind after the two men expressed their dismay at the increasing number of U.S. households with female breadwinners.

"When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and a female in society, and other animals, the male typically is the dominant role," Erickson said.

"What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?" Kelly asked when the two men appeared on her show later that week -- a response that resonated with Sheryl Sandberg so much that she picked up the phone.

“I loved this so much that I called you and we became friends over it," Sandberg told Kelly during her appearance on "The Kelly Show" last week. Like Sheryl, we can't get enough of women who speak their minds.

[h/t NY Mag]



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