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Anecdotes about the impact of Lean In in the media industry via BuzzFeed:

Other editors whom I asked this week told me that women who worked for them had brought up the book — its broadly empowering message, and its specific advice on pushing for a raise. It’s a concrete, if anecdotal, suggestion that Sandberg’s high-profile effort to start a movement is having real consequences on a dynamic that’s well known to managers and backed by volumes of research: Women often ask for less money than they could get, and negotiate less aggressively than men.

The new phenomenon of women invoking Sandberg in salary talks “has happened here,” New York Times editor Jill Abramson said in an email. “I do think the book and all the attendant publicity have emboldened some women to speak up more directly about compensation, which is, of course, a welcome development.”

I made note of Sandberg’s commentary on women leaders long before I knew she was expanding her ideas into a book.

My reaction was positive, and although I still haven’t gotten a chance to read Lean In, I imagine that my take-away will be on the more sympathetic side of the vast blogosphere vitriol and confusion.

[email protected] @annaholmes I mean, no man reads “Good to Great” worrying that it doesn’t sympathize with guys working at McDonald’s.

— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) February 24, 2013

Categories: Social commentary Tags: feminsm, lean in, Sheryl Sandberg

“As you lead in this new world, you will not be able to rely on who you are or the degree you hold. You’ll have to rely on what you know. Your strength will not come from your place on some org chart, but from building trust and earning respect. You’re going to need talent, skill, and imagination and vision. But more than anything else, you’re going to need the ability to communicate authentically, to speak so that you inspire the people around you and to listen so that you continue to learn each and every day on the job.”

Neatly edited transcript at HuffPo.

As Facebook’s Chief Operations Officer, Sheryl Sandberg is one of the most prominent female business leaders today. She’s also a great speaker and a genuinely sweet person. At her alma matter, she addresses the challenges graduates will face in today’s competitive workforce.

Her commencement speech also briefly touches upon challenges faced specifically by women in the corporate jungle gym, an echo of her TED talk, “Why we have too few women leaders.”

A different kind of commencement speech than the one Neil Gaiman gave the UArt’s Class of 2012.

Categories: Social commentary, Viral Things Tags: 2012, commencement speech, Facebook COO, Harvard Business School, HBS, Sheryl Sandberg