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Sheryl Sandberg: The Gender Gap Isn't Just Unfair, It's Bad for Business

The 2019 Women in the Workplace report by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. identifies the step on the corporate ladder that has the greatest impact on women’s advancement: the first step up to manager.

By Sheryl Sandberg and Rachel Thomas

Having Six Women Running for President Changes Everything

There’s no longer a “woman candidate”— they’re all just candidates.

By Rachel Thomas

The Number of Men Who Are Uncomfortable Mentoring Women Is Growing

#MeToo has shaken up the workplace. Good—it needed shaking up. A safer workplace for women is a better workplace for everyone.

By Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Pritchard

1 in 3 Americans Don’t Know That a Gender Wage Gap Exists, Survey Says

To close the pay gap, we need to close the awareness gap.

By Rachel Thomas and Debra L. Ness

Celebrate Labor Day by supporting national paid family leave

Paid leave says something powerful about who we are as a country— that we look out for one another, that we’re all in this together.

By Sheryl Sandberg and Rachel Thomas

What Lean In Really Stands For

Systemic bias and other barriers are real, and working hard is not enough to overcome them.

By Rachel Thomas

How to Fix the ‘Urgent Problem’ Facing Black Women

More than one in three Americans aren’t aware of the pay gap facing Black women.

By Sheryl Sandberg and Laphonza Butler

Sheryl Sandberg: Progress for Women Isn’t Just Slow—It’s Stalled

The first step to closing the gender gap is ensuring that hiring and promotions are fair from the start.

By Sheryl Sandberg and Rachel Thomas

Don’t Avoid Women, Mentor Them

Worried by #MeToo? Here’s how to become part of the solution.

By Rachel Thomas and Stacy Brown-Philpot

The Myth of the Catty Woman

Every day, women helping one another, professionally and personally. Yet the popular idea is that women are not supportive of other women.

By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee

Recognizing the need to equalize and value office housework.

By Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg

Speaking While Female

The double bind women face in the workplace.

By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant