Sheryl Sandberg

Why Stop At Banning The Word 'Bossy' - How About Outlawing 'Princess' and 'Diva' and 'Drama Queen'?

Bill Coles | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Bill Coles

Good luck to Beyonce and Victoria Beckham with their campaign to ban the word "bossy" because it is so inherently offensive to women - but perhaps they're not going nearly far enough. There are a ton of other words out there that are highly demeaning to women. Ban 'em!

Does Sheryl Sandberg's 'Ban Bossy' Campaign Address The Right Issues? Many Have Their Doubts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sheryl Sandberg's 'Ban Bossy' campaign, which is a stand against using gendered and derogatory language to describe women, is certainly picking up mom...

Feminism Is Not About Female Behaviour

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

When oh when will men stop "correcting" women on their feminism? It is not demeaning to women, how they choose to represent themselves. It is demeaning though, and extraordinarily patronising in the most perversely ironic of ways, for a man to appropriate feminism to his side of the argument to "correct" female behaviour.

'Behind Every Great Woman Is an Effective Quota System' - Is This the Future of Women in the Boardroom?

Frances Dickens | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Frances Dickens

Businesses clearly have a long way to go before there is equality in the boardroom. But market forces rather than quotas are a large part of the answer.

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day or not this year, it's certainly difficult to ignore. Of all the articles that have been written about the event, and we have certainly run our fair share on HuffPost UK, I don't believe there are any as poignant or heart wrenching as our blog from Guantanamo Bay resident Shaker Aamer.

These Stock Photos Will Change The Way You Look At Women

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Foundation has collaborated with Getty Images to change the way the world thinks about women. Together they have created...

The New IT Girl

Chloe Watts | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

The fashion industry is craving digital talent to better reach consumers, with computer programmers, application builders and coders in demand in the increasingly portable world. Seemingly unrelated, fashion and technology are interlinked in many ways.

Sheryl Sandberg on Leaning in and Laundry

Will Ross | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
Will Ross

Sandberg claimed that the type of insecurity she feels as a high-powered executive is not only reinforced in the workplace but also instilled at a young age, making the point that accusations of being 'aggressive' in the workplace have evolved from the childhood equivalent, 'bossy'.

Women, Asks Sheryl Sandberg: What Are You Afraid Of?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Most women have had that moment when we've had to stuff down a dream, a thought or an opinion because we were too afraid to see what would happen if w...

Believe In Equality? Then You're A Modern Feminist

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The feminist landscape is an ever-changing one and the connotations of being a feminist continually being redefined. So what is it to be a feminis...

Propaganda: An Idea Worth Spreading?

Rohini Bajekal | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Rohini Bajekal

At the talk, Trevor Beattie, responsible for French Connection's notorious FCUK advertising campaigns, remarked that the secret to success is being constantly curious, "we should be childlike but not childish and in a constant state of wonderment."

Let's Get More Women and Girls to Consider a Role in Technology

Diane Kegley | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Tech
Diane Kegley

Gender balance in tech doesn't mean that coding styles or sales quotas will or should change. For me, gender diversity is about striving to have the widest-possible pool of opinion and experience on hand to spark innovation: the 'ah-ha!' chat over coffee, a new way of looking at a problem, or identifying an unexplored market opportunity.

Top Ten Most Powerful Women in the World 2013

Joanne Nye | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Nye

This year marks the centenary of famous Suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison's tragic death at the Epsom races. This event and the work of the Suffragette movement have made me stop to think about how far we women have come in the last 100 years and how much more there is to be done to help the next generation achieve success.

An Open Letter to Sheryl Sandberg

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Oh how I wish I were a woman to benefit from your words of wisdom in Lean In. But I am man enough to let you know that I am on your side, not because I sense victory but because the issue that you have raised is close to my heart.

Readers' Top Ten Modern Feminists

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For the computer literate, feminism is becoming a hard topic to avoid. From online petitions to Twitter rants, feminists are using innovative ways ...

How and Why We Should 'Lean In' at University

Chenice Clarke | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

Equality is what I base my morals and principles on, and as I'm enjoying my Easter vacation from university, I thought I would join in with the endless supporters and critics of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book "Lean In", and see for myself if Sandberg really had anything important to say.

Do Young Women of My Generation Need to 'Lean In' More?

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

However, I have noticed that much talk surrounding "Lean[ing] In" has centred mostly on women who already in the workplace. Whilst I have nothing against this, I feel as though younger women, girls of my own generation in the UK who are still in school, are, comparatively, missing out on this exciting 'buzz'.

Let's Lean In

Laura Dunn | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Dunn

Like many others, I've been curious to read Sheryl Sandberg's 'feminist manifesto' encouraging women and girls to lean in and make a difference.

Why It's Not Always Possible to 'Lean In'

Anne-Marie Scully | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Scully

Since its release just over two weeks ago, much has been said and written about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead. I am not one of Sheryl's haters, in fact, having had the opportunity to witness her speak on a number of occasions while we both worked at Google, I can testify that she is a truly inspirational woman. However, I feel that her story only represents one type of woman, the successful woman in business who also has children.

The Week That Was: Which Way Are You Leaning?

Carla Buzasi | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Where did you find out about the new Pope? Chances are it wasn't a newspaper. New figures out this week confirmed what most of us know already: the majority of us get our news online today (yesterday too, in fact) and are purchasing papers in ever decreasing numbers. Only 71% of men and women under 24 have read a daily newspaper in the past year. And the paper they read in the highest numbers is the Metro, so they're not parting with cash even when print does provide their daily view of the news.

Sheryl Sandberg, Success, and Sport

Dessislava Bell | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dessislava Bell

If women want to find strength within themselves to project the confidence that men do, they can begin with the lessons other parts of life have already taught them about excelling. One of the best sources of such lessons is something that we're all familiar with: sport. Sport teaches confidence, decisiveness, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills.

People to Unfollow

Nimrod Kamer | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Tech
Nimrod Kamer

Unfollowing celebs is relieving. You can unfollow politicians, models, dèbuc*nts, socïalites, scientists and performance artists. Not only you get to deny yourself of the mental agony that is reading their tweets, you also get to mend your following-followers ratio. That's basic tweeconomics: less people you follow the more intently popular you are at home.

Sheryl Sandberg Says 'Lean In' and Marissa Mayer says 'Come In'

Shannon Edwards | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

Frankly I hope that, in the future, we can create a work ecosystem that is flexible, supportive, focused on results and values all different backgrounds and skills. One woman (or man)'s 'having it all' is another's worst nightmare.

Has Facebook Lost the Plot?

Claire Broadley | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Tech
Claire Broadley

If you have a Facebook account, you've probably Liked at least a few brands and businesses. All of these companies continually jostle for valuable space in your news feed. And as the number of posts from businesses grows, the amount of 'noise' builds.

Support Ada Lovelace Day

Belinda Parmar | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

For Lady Geek, Ada Lovelace day is a bit like Christmas. Lady Geek was set up in 2010 with the aim of bringing women and technology closer together, and our most recent campaign 'Little Miss Geek' is working to inspire the next generation of women to join the technology industry.