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
Linda H. says
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.