Sheryl Sandberg: 'I Know I Will Never Feel Pure Joy Again'

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has written a pretty extraordinary Facebook note about observing the first 30 days following her husband David’s sudden death. In Jewish tradition, that 30-day period is known as sheloshim. Sandberg observes, “I have lived thirty years in these thirty days. I am thirty years sadder. I feel… » 6/03/15 2:45pm 6/03/15 2:45pm

David Goldberg, Husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Passes Away

David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, passed away suddenly at age 47. His brother Robert Goldberg announced the tragic news via Facebook, asking for those who knew David to share memories and photos of him to his profile in lieu of donations. The cause of death, which… » 5/02/15 4:20pm 5/02/15 4:20pm

Talking to Meghan Daum About Selfishness, Being Childless by Choice

Today, 19 percent of women end their potential childbearing years without having had any children—making childlessness as common as it is irrationally controversial. We had the chance to talk about the topic with Meghan Daum: author, LA Times columnist, editor of the forthcoming essay collection Selfish, Shallow and… » 3/30/15 3:30pm 3/30/15 3:30pm

Doing the Dishes for Blow Jobs, and Other Domestic Fallacies

"Choreplay," as defined in the Urban Dictionary, is "when a woman is turned on by the sight of her husband/boyfriend/partner doing regular household chores that she would normally be doing." Okay, yeah: I love watching my husband make an effort around the house. But there's a big difference between wanting to give a… » 3/06/15 5:10pm 3/06/15 5:10pm

Some Cobbled Together Thoughts On The #BanBossy Campaign

I've been thinking a lot about Sheryl Sandberg's new #BanBossy campaign over the last week or so since it debuted. I've read the thinkpieces both for and against, and even the ones that fell in the middle of the road. And after considering all of the very valid critiques, I've realized why this campaign bugs me so… » 3/15/14 3:43pm 3/15/14 3:43pm

​You Don't Need to Ban 'Bossy' — You Need to Take Away Its Power

The word bossy is not a bad word as words go. It can even be kinda great. It's when someone is aggressive to get shit done. Anyone can be bossy — go ahead and tell me you've never met a bossy guy without a title in sight. But you don't need a study to tell you this is a word usually reserved for women who give orders,… » 3/13/14 2:50pm 3/13/14 2:50pm

Sheryl Sandberg Bossily Insists that We Ban the Word 'Bossy'

Sheryl Sandberg! is speaking out about the gendered nature of the word "bossy"—the way that men get to be the boss (competent, powerful, in control), while women are coded as bossy (nagging, domineering, stepping out of their place). Sandberg, along with Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez, is… » 3/08/14 3:45pm 3/08/14 3:45pm

Invite-Only Oceanside Conference Vows to "Reset the Agenda for Women"

Makers began as a documentary about the history of women's equality developed by AOL and PBS, but seems to have morphed into a brand of its own. Next week, Makers is hosting a three-day conference where Sheryl Sandberg, Eric Schmidt, Tim Armstrong, and others plan to "reset the agenda for women in the workplace in the… » 2/03/14 8:59pm 2/03/14 8:59pm

"Sheryl Sandberg Sex Laundry" Has To be the Worst Lesson From Lean In

Salesforce's annual Dreamforce conference—"the biggest cloud computing event of the year"—already mocked Wal-Mart workers protesting Marissa Mayer's board seat and broke a local hospitality union's boycott by hosting it at the Moscone Center. So why not add regressive gender norms to the list? » 11/22/13 11:59am 11/22/13 11:59am