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It's a struggle that many women faced juggling work and careers and families to see all of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has a new book out in which she says quote.
The very concept of having it all flies in the face of the basic laws of economics in common sense being a working parent news making adjustments compromises and sacrifices but.
Sandburg and CEO of Yahoo!.
Marissa Mayer are apparently an agreement -- working from home should be banned in order to boost productivity so are they sending the wrong messages to working -- Joining us now is the author of how to choose a husband -- V book war on men Suzanne banker and I see this -- morning Suzanne.
Hi thanks for having me but what do you make of these recent comments by Sheryl Sandburg you agree with him or disagree.
I disagree with them I think that Sheryl Sandberg -- Overall message is a destructive one for young women and the reason why I say that is that you know her message is very clear.
That career (%expletive) when she says -- in what she's referring to is women's careers and that she.
And that they should -- in or make that the focal point of their life until the last possible moment.
When they need to make -- decision.
That's what she said -- Ted talk and what she's referring to there about making a decision of course is whether or not to opt out of step back when you decide to have children.
And so my all of my work has been about trying to help women get what they say what the research shows that they want -- a balanced life.
And following that she it standards advice is not going to help them get there.
Well I mean -- about her argument is in in her book as you say is called lean and is it women are stepping out to orally -- if they have the notion that at some day at some point.
They would like to have children they're dialing back their careers they're not shooting for the stars they're not -- their names -- to be content worked their way up the corporate ladder because they assume that won't be possible she's saying.
It you know and given you're given all giving -- -- -- -- go -- rather than stepping back what do you think about that and so.
And so I think that's a great message if you want that life.
And if the corner office is -- your ultimate goal.
So you have to really ask yourself what is it that you want out of life and what we know from the research is that that's not what most women want.
You know women are very multifaceted creatures we have more to us than just going to work.
You know and what part of that courses are biology in our desire to be wives and mothers and how we're gonna -- that.
Desire with this other desire so what I'm trying to do with helping women to -- what they ultimately want which is both pieces of life.
Work and family.
Is to absolutely.
Incorporate your choices and desires for marriage -- motherhood into your career plans and so my messages has.
Is actually the opposite of -- I'm saying when -- young.
Start thinking about it start planning for make decisions that are gonna allow you ten years down the road to get you where you wanna be and if you follow -- advice.
That's not gonna happen.
Let me just put -- some statistics on where women currently hold positions as it relates to fortune 50000.
Executive positions only 14% of them.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Of board seats.
And you know one of the issues and wanna controversies of course Marissa Mayer has suggested cutting the positions from home -- -- no more work from home options get back to the office.
She said recently.
But yet she has created her own nursery in an office next to her after just having a baby what do you make of that hypocritical.
-- -- it is of course of those although I have to say the telecommuting decision I don't think it's the worst thing in the world I do think there are complications.
With -- there can be but of course I'm a work at home person so.
I like that but yeah I think that is hypocritical but the the larger messages for what -- Is promoting is that that what you just said about the fact that there are such few women in the top.
Despite the fact that more that 60% of college graduates are female right that's what's so bothersome that's what's so bothersome to women -- -- like Sandburg.
They want they don't understand that disconnect I understand it I think most of us do women choose to scale back and don't want that life to accommodate their desire for a family.
And that's okay it doesn't mean it or not equal it doesn't mean that we have to change all of society so that there's 50% representation of mad at home.
And 50% representation of women in the workplace but that's what -- wants.
So her vision is very big.
And it's a huge diversion from the way we've always really functioned as a society and I just disagree with that -- -- -- her feeling.
This is I just read -- article last night is that women don't necessarily want to scale back but they assume that because we're women.
We will half too and we're not sort of stepping up and changing the landscape but it's a fascinating topic.
And -- great debate and we'd love to hear everybody's thoughts on it and -- bankers always great to have.
You -- and get your perspective.
On miss not age old debate for women thanks so months and Suzanne.
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