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Your chance to hear direct from Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and #LeanIn founder

Sheryl Sandberg. Mention her name in a public gathering and I guarantee you’ll get a mixed response.  From “who’s Sheryl Sanders anyway?” to “oh yeah she’s so amazing” to “Lean In? If I lean in any further I’ll be kissing the pavement!”  Well, here’s your chance to find out for yourself what Sheryl Sandberg is all about.

Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and I admit that til I met her last year my view was consistent with the latter above.  I’ve done my share of leaning in already, I said.  What we really need is for leaders to drive culture change, I said.

However having spent a morning with her last July, I walked out of the room with nothing but inspiration and gratitude for the contribution Sandberg is making to the lives of so many women.  And a clear goal for my own career direction.

Sandberg is encouraging other women to become the best they can be.  Whether or not they’re destined to climb the same dizzying career heights as she.

And she started the Lean In Foundation to help women do this, wherever they may be all over the world, because she wanted to and not because she had to.

You might have already read Lean In.  You might have heard Sheryl speak before. You might have other role models and mentors in your life.  But if you think you have room for one more, register for this free webinar this Thursday 20th Feb (12noon Melbourne/Sydney time).

Oh, and did I mention there are 3 other impressive women in the speaker line up?

I’ll have my earphones on so why don’t you join me too?

Disclaimer:  I have no commercial or personal relationship with event organisers Global People Tree though to Tanvi – many thanks for the invitiation to participate, I’ll be there with bells on and I’m sure it’ll be a great investment of time and some good fun too! 🙂

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Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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