“If you want a job like mine, you’re probably going to have to take a job that could be like mine and help it get there.”

July 07, 20161 minute read

— Sheryl Sandberg, giving thoughts about career and success in a “Maker’s” video . She also recommends looking at the kind of company and its potential for growth rather than just at the job you’d be taking.

Sheryl says when she left Google, she had a lot of offers from various companies to be a CEO, but she took the job as COO at Facebook because of the company’s growth prospects.

She recalls giving a graduation address at Barnard and telling the female graduates, “There’s an ambition gap. You are less ambitious than the men graduating (now). If we don’t close the ambition gap, we can’t close the achievement gap.”