Marit Bjorgen, the world’s leading female cross-country skier, had a problem: The younger Therese Johaug was threatening her lead. Many might expect that, in a jealous rage, the older woman ruthlessly sabotaged the upstart. Instead, Bjorgen mentored young Johaug and trained with her, and the two became close friends. In this New York Times opinion piece, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton School professor Adam Grant debunk the “myth of the catty woman” and explore people’s perceptions of women in business. getAbstract recommends the article to those who still believe that men simply make better bosses.
About the Authors
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook, the author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. Adam Grant is the author of Originals and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
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