Lean In Setting & Symbolism

Sheryl Sandberg
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The Torah

One early account of the disparate treatment of the sexes occurred in her grandmother’s day. Education was important for male children but not so much for little girls. Even when it came to religion, it was more important for little boys to study the Torah while the girls did household chores. Even though the timeframe of this anecdote was the early 1900s, in a sense, nothing much has changed.

Impostor Syndrome

The Impostor Syndrome refers to the paradox that causes fully capable and able people to suffer from self-doubt. Although men are vulnerable to this phenomenon, it is women who suffer from it more frequently and more intensely. People with this problem feel that they are frauds and fear exposure. Research has indicated that the Impostor Syndrome is more pronounced among very successful women.

Gender Discount

When a man helps someone in the workplace, the...

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