Sheryl Sandberg is the 42-year-old Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, the highest ranked woman in the company, and she says women should embrace their femininity in the workplace.
“I’ve cried at work. I’ve told people I’ve cried at work,’ she said. ‘I don’t believe we have a professional self from Mondays through Fridays and a real self for the rest of the time.”
“I talk about my hopes and fears and ask people about theirs. I try to be myself. Honest about my strengths and weaknesses, and I encourage others to do the same. It’s all professional and it is all personal, all at the very same time.”
But critics said Ms Sandberg was already in a position of power and other women further down the chain of command could not afford the ‘luxury’ of tears at work.
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