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Saturday 20 July 2019

Women 'have no place to be ambitious'

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Women still don't have a place where they can be "unambiguously and unapologetically ambitious", according to Facebook chief executive Sheryl Sandberg.

Last night, in a fireside chat at an event for her women's nonprofit group LeanIn in Dublin, Ms Sandberg addressed a range of issues including the death in 2015 of her husband Dave Goldberg.

Addressing more than 250 men and women at an event hosted by Core Media, Ms Sandberg also addressed the backlash against her book 'Lean In'.

Facebook's second most senior global executive also addressed the recent controversies engulfing the social media giant including privacy breaches, hate speech and Russian influence in the 2016 US presidential campaign.

"No matter what criticism we get as individuals, no matter what criticism we get as a movement … we have to believe that we take responsibility for our mistakes and fix them, but that we can and do make it better," she said.

Irish Independent

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