Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Advice To Women Who Want Careers in Tech

October 8, 2012 by Susan Gunelius
News and Insights

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:

Want a career in the technology field? You’re in luck because Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg offered advice for women who want careers in tech on Quora that can help. Alyson Shontell of Business Insider shares the following quotes from Sheryl’s Quora response:

“I think the most important advice for girls or women who want to consider a  career in tech is really the same advice for all women and girls  anywhere – that the key thing is to believe in your own abilities. Studies show that women often underestimate their own abilities, which holds them back from taking on the challenges that help any of us achieve to our potential.

In her response, Sandberg also explained how important it is for women to avoid the threats of stereotypes. She explained, “Stereotype threat – the phenomenon that if people are aware of a stereotype they are more likely to act in accordance with it – is a real issue for girls in science, math and technology. Girls don’t think they can do well, and therefore they don’t. (This is why girls often do better in these subjects at all-girls schools.) If women believe they can succeed in tech, they will. And so many amazing technical leaders already do.”

Get the details: Sheryl Sandberg Gives Important Advice To Women Who Are Considering Careers in Tech via www.sfgate.com

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Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, BusinessWeek.com, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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Linda H. December 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I think Sandberg was right on target with what she said. So many women are intimidated by venturing into the Tech Industry, but there are so many great opportunities for women and it’s a field that is not yet saturated.

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