Today is Ada Lovelace Day 2011. On this day, every year since 2009, people all around the World share stories about inspiring women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to celebrate achievements and raise the profile of women in these fields.
My inspiration for the last couple of years has been Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, internet entrepreneur and an awesome visionary woman. I would highly recommend watching her TED talk entitled "Why we have too few women leaders" where she gives 3 powerful advices for women who want to "make it to the top" of any profession they are in.
Here are a few links for more interesting and inspiring information:
- "A Woman's Place: Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley's male-dominated culture?" New Yorker [article]
- "Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on what makes women succeed" Fortune [interview]
- "Sheryl Sandberg And Motherhood: Why Kids Help Us Become Better Executives" Forbes [article]
- Sheryl Sandberg Wikipedia [bio]