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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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"The only moment we ever really have is this one - celebrate it. Happiness isn't in the future or the past but in the awareness of the present." - Anna McPhee

Anna's words are how she lived her life. She has been an amazing inspiration, a wonderful support, a gracious mentor to me throughout my career. So many of us counted her as a girlfriend to look up to, and her legacy will live on in the many women she has inspired to live their very best life.

I will miss her.

Sending condolences to Reggie, Anna's beautiful mum Trish and adoring sisters, and all of her extended family.

Vale Anna Marsali McPhee (1970 - 2017)
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