• Michelle Obama Lean In, Shirley Chisholm Statue, France Boards: Broadsheet December 3

    14 days ago - By Fortune

    Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Michelle Obama has some thoughts on leaning in, Shirley Chisholm will get a statue in New York, and French companies lead the way in Europe on board diversity. Have a mindful Monday.
    EVERYONE'S TALKING Europe's elite. A group called European Women on Boards last week released its first-ever gender diversity index and came to this conclusion: France, far and away, has the highest share of women on company boards at 44.2%.
    The index assessed gender representation at the 200 largest European listed companies in nine nations-Belgium, the Czech Republic...
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  • Michelle Obama on Sheryl Sandberg's 'lean in' strategy: 'That s-t doesn't work all the time'

    Michelle Obama on Sheryl Sandberg's 'lean in' strategy: 'That s-t doesn't work all the time'

    14 days ago - By Chron

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    Michelle Obama said that the "lean in' approach for women in the workplace, advocated for by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, isn't always enough for women.
    She said that the idea that women can have it all at the same time is "a lie."
    "It's not always enough to lean in, because that s-t doesn't work all the time," Obama said.
    Sandberg's approach has been criticized for suggesting that individual women have to be the solution to workplace inequality rather than widespread policy changes.
    Michelle Obama criticized Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's "lean in" strategy as...
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  • Michelle Obama Believes ‘Leaning In' Does Not Always Work

    15 days ago - By Fortune

    Michelle Obama was honest with her readers during an appearance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night for her Becoming book tour.
    The former first lady spoke of work-life balance and whether there is a way to succeed in a career while keeping a marriage picture perfect.
    "That whole ‘so you can have it all.' Nope, not at the same time," Obama said. "That's a lie. And it's not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn't work all the time,” The Cut reported.
    The crowd went wild, prompting Obama to apologize for her swearing: “I forgot where I was for a moment!”
    The term...
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