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Happy Friday dolls & guys!


Here is some inspiration to end of your week. I had girls & women in mind for my posts today because I needed some inspiration myself. It’s true, I am at that age in my life where I am thinking marriage & children in the midst of navigating a career and building a brand.

So I am constantly looking out for women that are making it happen career-wise and with their personal lives, whether married or not. I love to study and study and learn from them so that I can incorporate best practices from them. So you can imagined, how delighted I was to run across this gem and treasure of a [super]woman, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer.

What stood out the most for me from Sheryl was this piece of advice: “the woman will do two times the amount of housework and three times the amount of childcare that her husband will do… It’s a bit counter-intuitive, the most important career decision you’re going to make is whether or not you have a life partner and who that partner is. If you pick someone who’s willing to share the burdens and the joys of your personal life, you’re going to go further.”


Sheryl Sandberg

In December of last year, TEDtalks posted a video of Sheryl’s presentation on Why we have too few women leaders . During her talk, Sheryl looked at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions–

She set the stage by stating that “The problem is this; women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world. The numbers tell the story quite clearly. 190 Heads of State, 9 are women; Of all the people in Parliament in the world, 13% are women. In the Corporate sector, women at the top, C-level jobs, Board seats, tops out at 15-16%…Even in the Non-Profit world, a world we sometimes think of as being led by more women, women at the top 20%”.

She also adds that “We also have another problem, which is that women face harder choices between professional success and personal fulfillment…Of married Senior Managers; 2/3 of the married men had children and 1/3 of the married women had children.”


— Sheryl also offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the corner office with the fabulous view.

1. Sit at the table

2. Make your partner a real partner

3. Don’t leave before you leave

More from Sheryl Sandberg:

She also delivered the keynote at Barnard College’s 119th Commencement ceremony. Addressing approximately 600 members of Barnard’s Class of 2011, Sheryl Sandberg implored the young women to:

“never let your fear overwhelm your desire. Let the obstacles in your path be external not internal. Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.”


Hope You Were Inspired As I Was!


Happy Friday!

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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