Women shouldn't hold themselves back, says Facebook COO

06/1/2011 | Harvard Business Review online

Women have more opportunities than ever before to shatter the glass ceiling, says Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, but they need to believe in themselves to do it. Too many young women hold themselves back, seeking "balance" for the families they don't yet have, Sandberg said in a speech to Barnard graduates. "Put your foot on that gas pedal and keep it there until the day you have to make a decision," she said. "That's the only way, when that day comes, you'll even have a decision to make."

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