Saturday 24 February 2018

Maeve Dineen: Shared maternity leave will help women only if their partner plays their part

Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg

Maeve Dineen

A few years ago I attended a dinner for the 'Forbes' Top 100 Most Influential Women at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

One of the keynote speakers was Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Ms Sandberg was bemoaning the fact that so few women stay in business once they have a child and she boldly proclaimed that the most important career decision a woman will make is the man she'll marry.

Sandberg maintains that unless a woman has a very supportive husband she has little or no chance of succeeding in her career.

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