Sheryl Sandberg Says Men Need More Choices. Do They?
5:51 pm, December 5th | by Hillary Reinsberg
What does that mean? While women can get paid maternity leave, few companies offer the same option for new fathers. If men got more opportunities to take time to help with family life and child-rearing, women and men might both achieve some more overall balance.
“We say we have choice, but we don’t make it easy for men to choose to do more in the home. We really don’t. We assume in our workplaces are going to do more, and it is sometimes easier for a woman to walk out and do something with the kids, and people give men a harder time. We need to change that,” she told a crowd at a Business Insider conference last week.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is, at least unofficially, the working woman’s evangelist for 2011. Why’s that? Because she’s realistic. Her advice about having a super successful career while also having a happy and normal life outside the office is awesome because it’s simple and feasible. One step at a time.
Check out the video of Sandberg as she explains: