I hope you will turn to your loved ones right now and acknowledge all that they have dealt with in loss. Notice their courage, their authenticity and witness their grief. They too have modeled for us so that we can all live to the fullest in 2016.
Although this year had its ups and downs, there were some incredible women who continued to be positive role models.
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One of my favorite posters at Facebook says, "Nothing At Facebook Is Someone Else's Problem." The inequities that persist are everyone's problem -- gender inequality harms men and women, racism hurts whites and minorities, and equal opportunity benefits us all.
"During the week, my days are planned around taking my children to school, going to work at Facebook, trying to make meetings as productive as possible, and getting home in time for dinner with my family."
In a noisy world, where everybody seems to be shouting their lungs out from their rooftops, it is important for your ideas to stand out from the crowd.
As lady bosses, we sometimes find ourselves struggling trying to fit our voluptuous brains into a rigid, traditional business model that was never designed by or for women to begin with. My answer to this? Reject the model.
The obligations abound: to my husband, children, and parents. To the workplace, my volunteer activities, and maintaining the home. Sheryl Sandberg has described my frustration perfectly, the "holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter."
Have you ever questioned the effort you put into things... wondering if it was really worth it, or worse, wondering why it seemed there was so much swirling and duplication? And then nothing?
Women who aspire to hold leadership positions can exercise far greater control over career outcomes than they realize. While companies still have a long way to go in fostering diversity at the highest levels of management, the reality is there is never enough time in a boss' day to make you his/her highest priority. That task will always be left to you.
At this year's Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston, I had the opportunity to sit down with Telle Whitney, the CEO and President of the Anita Borg Inst...
When I first met Bibhuti, I realized within minutes that his passion for educating and mentoring girls in some of the most impoverished parts of Nepal came from something far deeper than just giving back to his home country.
Could I have taken time off to pursue my "passion" if I were a man? Could I have practiced psychotherapy only as much as I wanted because of wanting to spend time raising my children?
The real issue is that with all of our talk of pinpoint targeting, with all of the: "I know everything about you," rhetoric, with all of our supposed personalization, customization and individualization, there is a plague of irrelevant and undifferentiated ads infecting our lives.
It's time for Facebook to finally step up and make a change, or admit that it's not truly interested in building a social network that champions diversity, safety, and creative expression. And if that's the case, it's time for us as users to walk away and build something new.
Real change starts at the top - with leaders from influential companies coming together - and policymakers like those in California - questioning the status quo, pushing boundaries and implementing policies that truly make a difference and improve opportunities for women.