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How the power players do it - by Fortune senior editor at large Patricia Sellers
  • El-Erian: A lesson on gender bias from my daughter

    Bond investor Mohamed El-Erian learns firsthand how to handle gender stereotypes.

    FORTUNE -- Ever since Mohamed El-Erian, the CEO and co-CIO of bond giant PIMCO, told me that he read sections of Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In to his 10-year-old daughter, I pegged him as an evolved guy. El-Erian wrote a terrific piece for Fortune.com about why executives should read Sandberg's best-seller. Since then, he has peppered my in-box MORE

    - Aug 8, 2013 8:35 AM ET
  • After Sandberg, the big money is on women

    Maybe Sheryl Sandberg really is building a new feminist movement.

    Following the Facebook (FB) COO's PR extravaganza around her best-seller Lean In, the first mega-mover and shaker to join the conversation about women and work was Warren Buffett. The Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) chief wrote an enlightening essay in the Fortune 500 issue, did his first-ever interview about women (with me), and joined Twitter to help spread his word globally.

    This week, Sallie MORE

    - May 17, 2013 2:02 PM ET
  • How Gen-Y women can close the pay gap

    Guest Post by Amanda Pouchot, co-founder, The Levo League

    A friend recently told me about a male colleague; he joined her company one month after she arrived. "He's asking for a $10,000 dollar raise tomorrow at our performance review," she griped. "I can't believe he's doing that. I just can't imagine asking for a raise after only being here for seven months."

    Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into MORE

    - Apr 9, 2013 1:54 PM ET
  • Best advice from a Facebook star

    When Carolyn Everson, Facebook's (FB) VP of global marketing solutions, confronted a management void in Europe, she opted to fix the problem herself. She moved her family--husband Doug and twin daughters--from New Jersey to London.

    Now Everson is on the ground for six months, fortifying the European business, visiting international advertisers, and helping in the hunt for a new leader for the region. Last evening, during a quick trip home (she's MORE

    - Mar 28, 2013 2:55 PM ET
  • Career advice from Sheryl Sandberg and Amex CEO Chenault

    Here's a workplace dilemma: How does a male boss mentor a woman in a world where 64% of men are afraid to be in a room alone with a female employee?

    Ken Chenault has no fear. "You've got to develop relationships. You can't do things just in a formal context," says the American Express (AXP) CEO, who promotes informal mentoring at his company.

    Here's Chenault and Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg talking with me MORE

    - Mar 27, 2013 10:42 AM ET
  • Podcast: Sheryl Sandberg on men and Lean In

    Want to hear my interview with Sheryl Sandberg about what men can learn from Lean In...and how the Facebook (FB) COO applies her book's message to her own family? Click here.

    - Mar 22, 2013 1:29 PM ET
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  • Advice from a male CEO: "We all need to Lean In"

    In the crazy media buildup to Monday's release of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, author/Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg was surprised that men didn't chime into the public discourse. That changed in the past few days. PIMCO CEO Mohamed el-Erian wrote a wise commentary on Sandberg's crusade. I interviewed Sandberg about her message to men. Next week, I'll share with you my interview with Sandberg and MORE

    - Mar 15, 2013 11:07 AM ET
  • Sheryl Sandberg's message to men

    Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead seems to be a book for women only.

    Maybe it's not.

    New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Jamie Dimon threw book-promo bashes for Sandberg this past week.

    This morning, I met with Sandberg and American Express (AXP) CEO Ken Chenault—another male master of the universe whom the Facebook (FB) COO has captured on her Lean In bandwagon.

    Maybe it's feminist MORE

    - Mar 13, 2013 4:18 PM ET
  • Is Sheryl Sandberg's "stagnation" claim true?

    Sheryl Sandberg's evangelism—take risks! go for the big job! Lean In, sister!—hinges on her claim that women aren't moving up in corporate America. Is the Facebook COO-cum-feminist champion right that we are in a state of stagnation?

    "There's stagnation at the very top," Sheryl Sandberg told an audience last evening at the Time Warner (TWX) Center in New York.

    Here and at just about every stop on her marketing blitz for Lean In: MORE

    - Mar 12, 2013 3:32 PM ET
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  • While Sheryl Sandberg Leans in, Marissa Mayer lies low

    A look at Silicon Valley's two most powerful women from a journalist who has known both for nearly a decade--and offers news about Mayer's controversial HR policy and nursery at Yahoo

    Never in the history of book marketing has there been a crusade quite like Sheryl Sandberg's. Last Thursday in New York, the Facebook (FB) COO hobnobbed with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, film director George Lucas and Barbara Walters MORE

    - Mar 11, 2013 3:37 PM ET
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