Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author.
As of August 2013, she was the chief operating officer of Facebook.
In her First Ted Talk Sheryl looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions - and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
"Women have made progress towards equality, but this is not reflected in leadership positions. Female heads of state, parliament members, and board positions are only 13-15%, and these have not improved over the past decade. They also need to make tougher decisions between work and lifestyle – with 2/3 of married men in leadership having children, compared to 1/3 of married women."
Sheryl talks about what women can do to stay in the workforce and move towards leadership.
Watch the video below to hear the rest of Sheryl's inspiring talk.