Wednesday, February 23, 2011

FFF Diva Inspiration: Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg 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.

Why you should listen to her:

As the COO at the helm of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg juggles the tasks of monetizing the world’s largest social networking site while keeping its users happy and engaged.

Long before Sheryl Sandberg left Google to join Facebook as its Chief Operating Officer in 2008, she was a fan. Today she manages Facebook’s sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications. It’s a massive job, but one well suited to Sandberg, who not only built and managed Google’s successful online sales and operations program but also served as an economist for the World Bank and Chief of Staff at the US Treasury Department.
Sandberg’s experience navigating the the complex and socially sensitive world of international economics has proven useful as she and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg work to strike a balance between helping Facebook users control privacy while finding ways to monetize its most valuable asset: data.

"Whether you call it “scaling the company” or “managing hypergrowth,” Sandberg is one of the few executives on earth with a demonstrated knack for it. It’s clear why Zuckerberg, in particular, needed her."
-Vogue, May 2010

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

FFF Diva Updates: Life as I Know It - In Highlights

Hello fellow FFF Diva followers and fans!

I know it's been almost a month since I last updated! FOR SHAME! However, not only am I going to give you some highlights I will also throw in some motivational extras to make this upcoming well even more inspiring!

*In January I ran 91.65 miles to complete my Run 84 Miles a Month Challenge for January
*I ran the 5K Waterfront Run in San Francisco with the wonderful Ladies of OBC
*I am participating in a 365 Day Experiment (see below Mo365: The 2011 Experiment)
*I started my LAST semester of my MBA graduate school program (I graduate in May)
*I am currently training for the Marin County 1/2 Marathon for April 2011
*I got elected to the California Democratic Party: Assembly District Delegate for Aseembly District 24 (I am a young politician!)
*I started cooking actually recipes and food in the kitchen from scratch. Whoa!
*I am going to be a regular guest on my friend NickyP's On-line Radio Show: "What's the 'T' with Nicky P." It's available via podcast on Yesterday was the first episode! Fuuuuun!

Welcome to Mo365: The 2011 Experiment

I want to chronicle and generate ideas on my experiment this year: to do something new thing every day. Anything from trying a new food, going to a new place, meeting a new group of people, learning a few new words in a different language, learn a new skill, (attempt to) learn a new instrument, etc.

In short, I want to have 365 new experiences next year.

I'm interested in seeing how this evolves over the course of the year. I will need your help to hold me accountable and suggest new experiences! = )

Also, I really have to send special thanks to my friend Alicia for inspiring me to take this on in the first place.


My friend Laura has adopted this as her MOTTO. I totally love it...


This is how I feel about running races. I felt this way after my first 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, and full marathon:

"When I first started doing races, I didn't understand why people did them. I thought it was boring. But give it a try. If you're new to the sport, or maybe even an infrequent runner, try it. Once you do it and finish a race, there's such a feeling of self-accomplishment—that's really been one thing I've taken away from doing running events. Because it's just you, and you have just yourself to credit for doing what you did. It's always a great feeling afterward, because you know you did it all yourself." -Mike Bettes, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel


My friend Karen came across this video the other. She thought it fitting for all of us pushing past our comfort zone:

That's it for today. Things have been so busy with school, work, running, working out, and commuting, but I can never forget to touch base with my fellow workout buddies! Also, feel free to drop a line to let me know how y'all are doing. Inspiration comes from all sources and I want you to inspire me. = )

All the best,
FFF Diva Mo <3
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