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Sheryl Sandberg’s bold plan to get more women to code



For all its cutting-edge innovation, tech remains a male-dominated industry — a reality Sheryl Sandberg knows well.

Before she joined Facebook as its Chief Operating Officer in 2008, the 45-year-old author and mother of two worked at Google for nearly seven years as vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations. While Sandberg built an impressive career, she couldn’t ignore tech’s gender equality gap. So in 2013, she released Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. Part-autobiography, part-manifesto, the bestseller inspired Lean In Circles: nearly 21,600 groups in 97 countries, where members support one another on goals like landing that promotion or handling a big job switch. …

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