I present to you: Sheryl Sandberg
Yes you may have heard of her, she is the COO of Facebook and she essentially rules the world, but really.
I am taking a class called Representation in the Media and we have recently been focusing on women and their role in the work force. We read a New Yorker article highlighting her rise to the top and her strong work ethic. Sheryl believes that women are just as capable as men at getting to the top but most times they hold themselves back.
Sandberg spoke at a TEDWomen conference and she gave three suggestions on how to solve the problem of the lack of women in top positions. The first being that women need to “sit at the table”, we can not expect to get anywhere if we are just sitting back and not participating. Her second piece of advice for women is “make sure your partner is a real partner”, make sure that the person you’re with is going to support you and that you will be able to share responsibilities. Her final piece of advice is “don’t leave before you leave”, even before women begin a family but are thinking about starting one they stop taking on important tasks and by doing this you make yourself less valuable to your organization.
Although Sheryl has a bad rap with some women because of her unconventional stance, I really appreciate her viewpoint and think that if more women were as assertive, ambitious and confident as she is then the world would be a better place. To hear more of what Sheryl Sandberg has to say check out her TEDWomen talk & her Barnard commencement speech 2011.
We all ate well and drank too much wine! But I wish I had thought of this drink before the snow hit! The dark & stormy is usually a summer drink but it really does seem fitting.
But the food! Oh the food!
We had all these leftovers and we didn’t know what to do with them but what’s better than experimenting a little?
Here’s our recipe:
1 cup left over pico de gaillo
1.5 cups green peppers and onions
1/2 cup of cilantro
1.5 cups chicken stalk
2 cloves garlic
12 oz can tomatoes
6 chicken drumsticks
Salt, pepper & a dollop of greek yogurt
and cornbread, of course!
Two other soups: taco and lentil that would have been fun to eat during the blizzard! Looks like we might get another chance this weekend though.
Photo taken by friend Charlie Shaffer of Nantasket Beach after the storm.
Friday will be a good day! If all goes as planned we will be getting about a foot of snow here in Southern New England. That’s the most snow we’ve gotten in 2 years. Within the past three or four weeks we have been getting flurries and dusting but never anything substantial and with days as cold as these I would love to actually gain something from the cold weather!
It is the beginning of my last second semester as an undergrad and stress levels are high and work is only piling higher, so a weekend snowed in would be a recipe for cozy productivity.
I picture hot chocolate, music and crossing things off of a to do this.
What do you plan to do if we get snowed in?
This is my first post and I am very excited to be joining the blogging world. There is so much to discover and share and that is what ariel+grace is all about. If you like adventures,Sunday mornings, lots of color, stimulating conversation that makes you think about things bigger than yourself and eating, then you are in the right place. Welcome to our adventure, hope you enjoy the ride!