I recently read an article in TIME magazine about Sheryl Sandberg and her mission to light a little fire under all of us women hoping for a successful future in business.
I encourage you to read the article and watch the video. I have been watching a lot of different videos lately, trying to prepare for my TEDxYouth talk coming up in April. Her talk is a great reminder for all of us to prioritize what is important, and that it is okay to be successful and feel good about it.
In her TED Talk she addresses three points key points for young women trying to work their way to the top:
1. Sit at the table.
2. Make your partner a real partner.
3. Don’t leave before you leave.
If you want to know what she is really talking about check out the video.
The one that really hit home for me was #1 – Sit at the table. She brings up incredible points about how women often attribute their own success to external factors, like having help from others and downplaying their own role in achieving success. We all receive support from others but this assistance should never overshadow the role we have in our own accomplishments.
I definitely recommend reading the article and watching the video. Worth it for not only women, but anyone that needs some mid week motivation – especially during exams!