More than 50 Berkeley-Haas undergraduate students headed to Silicon Valley Sept. 18 to be part of an exclusive live audience with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
LeanIn.org hosted the live webcast with Sandberg. The session covered how Berkeley-Haas students could bring Lean In to the campus, why Lean In Circles work, and how students can get started on campus. Sandberg also shared career advice and explained why today’s students have the potential as a generation to reach true equality.
LeanIn.org, a non-profit organization, launched in 2013, with the release of Sandberg’s New York Times and Amazon bestseller Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.
Lean In is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions. Sandberg wrote the book after she received an overwhelming response to a 2010 TEDTalk on the ways women are held back—and the way we hold ourselves back.
“This is a perfect opportunity for our students to get a front-row seat with a tech industry icon, ask questions, and learn about the many opportunities that women of this generation have to "lean in" and become leaders,” says Erika Walker, executive director of the undergraduate program.