A year after her husband's death, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is opening up about her new reality as a single parent.
In her lengthy post, Sheryl Sandberg also acknowledged how fortunate she is for not facing the financial encumbrances of many single parents and widows. And in a Facebook post Friday, Sandberg opened up about what it's meant to take on the role of both mother and father to her two children, and the perspective she's gained on single moms around the world. She marshaled statistics to illustrate the tough odds single mothers labor against, including the fact that 35% of them experience food insecurity and 46% of families headed by black and Hispanic single mothers live in poverty. She wrote,"I did not really get how hard it is to succeed at work when you are overwhelmed at home".
We need to rethink our public and corporate workforce policies and broaden our understanding of what a family is and looks like.
In her 2013 book Lean In, Sandberg discussed how crucial a supportive partner is to a woman's career-a piece of advice that only highlights the challenges of women who parent on their own, many of whom have "no safety net".
Sandberg says she never realized how often situations come up where she's unable to stop her son or daughter from crying. "We need to understand that it takes a community to raise children and that so many of our single mothers need and deserve a much more supportive community than we give them".
Single parenthood "is still a new and unfamiliar world", Sandberg acknowledges. For the protection of AP and its licensors, content may not be copied, altered orredistributed in any form.
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"We need to build a world where families are embraced and supported and loved no matter how they fit together", she wrote.
She wrote that after a year of single parenting, she has realized that single moms, of any social class, face struggles that many in partnerships sort of just can't get.
The COO went on to describe how single mothers often live in poverty, with women of color being of the most likely to experience such hardships.
Sandberg's strong convictions and empathetic approach will likely quiet some of her critics, particularly if she continues to advocate for all single mothers and their families - and she seems poised to do just that. "Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, mothers have always moved our nation forward and remained steadfast in their pursuit of a better and brighter future for their children. And yet our attitudes and our policies do not reflect this shift".
Murray beats Berdych to reach Madrid Open semifinals
Murray beat Nadal on clay for the first time in his career to claim his first Masters title on the surface in 2015 . She will next face either 38th-ranked Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia or wild-card entry Sorana Cirstea of Romania.
Brad Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega
That was when Kenseth's auto took a terrifying tumble through the air, so I can give him a pass for being mad at everybody there. Joey Logano, Keselowski's teammate at Penske Racing, nailed the SAFER barrier instead of the landing in victory lane.
Fox News notes that Boehner's successor, Paul Ryan, on Thursday asserted that he does not share those negative views about Cruz . He also revealed he is friends and "texting buddies" with Trump and has played golf with the brash billionaire for years.
The presidential hopeful has said that he will use the threat of reduced foreign aid to encourage policy changes. Afridi's fate will be handled "by the Pakistani courts and the government of Pakistan and not by Mr.
Young players get their first taste at what the real season is like while veterans know that it is do or die time. The Miami Heat controlled the glass and the game in utterly destroying the Charlotte Hornets .
CHESAPEAKE, Virginia- People may look at Anaya Ellick and see a child who'll have a lifetime of challenges. Even at home Anaya is as independent as can be, according to her parents Bianca Middleton and Gary Ellick.
Efficiency from the Fairway 200 yards (Eff200Y): Just about a third of all shots will come from greater than 200 yards this week. The Northern Irishman has endured a below-par season to date, winless in his eight events and with two third-placed finishes.
Adjusted earnings for the quarter grew 5% to $1.36 per share, compared to $1.29 per diluted share for the first quarter in 2015. The company has been investigated by FTC for the past two years of whether it is running an illegal pyramid scheme.
Good quality "eclipse goggles", small telescopes and commercially available solar filters can be used to witness the phenomenon. Because the event lasts for hours, even changeable sky conditions may allow a peek every few minutes between the clouds.
The simple fact of journeying to World War 1 should see plenty of new environments which will lead to new gameplay opportunities. We expect the launch to be archived so that you can watch it over and over again ahead of the game's release later this year.
Sashi Brown believes that after Cleveland's 2016 NFL Draft, it will be the Browns that have the last laugh. Assuming the Browns keep left tackle Joe Thomas, the Browns will probably use Coleman at right tackle.
The Hollywood couple's marriage has been on the spotlight following the release of Beyonce's " Lemonade " album. On the record, Beyonce sings about " Becky with the good hair", launching speculation who " Becky " might be.
Schuman says Buckel could face an addition three to five years in prison for escaping once he's recaptured. From the ground to the air, there's an all-out manhunt for inmate Arthur Buckel in Southern New Jersey.
Currently Azure's incremental gross margin is -10% to -20%, so most investors think it will be quite a while before this metrics. Windows 7 has suffered a sizable drop, with its share of desktops falling by over four percentage points to 47.8 per cent.
Accordingly, the court holds that Longmont's fracking ban is preempted by state law and, therefore, is invalid and unenforceable. NY has banned fracking, while lawmakers in Texas and Oklahoma have blocked local governments from imposing bans.
Creator and Exaggerator got great setups with a very hot pace while Brody's Cause won on a track where closers won everything. Nyquist the horse reminds O'Neill of the colt's namesake: Gustav Nyquist of the Detroit Red Wings, Reddam's favorite team.
The game will take place across multiple locations around the world, including France, the Italian Alps and the deserts of Arabia. Servers will max out at 64-players, offering servers as large as Battlefield 4 and many times bigger than most online shooters.
Australian shares jumped as investors cheered the rate cut, with the ASX200 index closing up 2.1 per cent at 5,353.84. Indeed, the disappointing inflation read seen last week triggered higher expectations for a rate cut.
Trump thanked Dole for the endorsement, saying Dole "is a wonderful man and it is a great honor to have his support". Trump has denounced the GOP presidential primary process as "rigged, disgusting, [and] dirty".
The company also raised its adjusted profit forecast for the year ending December 31 to $5.10-$5.45 per share from $4.85-$5.30. We see valuation benefiting from moderating regulatory risk and improving volumes, despite weakness in Brazil.
Investigators say they found no obvious signs of trauma to Prince's body. "We have no reason to believe that this was suicice". The music superstar died at his Paisley Park estate near Minneapolis on Thursday after he was found collapsed in a lift.
It's where the Lightning, who have drawn the Isles into track meets at times over the last two seasons, can tilt the series. But Hedman scored a power-play of his own, off of Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan's skate, to earn the 3-1 advantage.
Earlier this month, Cruz supporter won two out of three spots in the 9th Congressional District's contest. Trump already has a history of making crudely sexist remarks about Fiorina during her own candidacy.
Wednesday: A chance of showers. "However the afternoon will be much drier so we'll see some improvement today . This next system has limited moisture to work with so rainfall amounts will be less than 0.10" if you get wet.
Which works out well for Gus Bradley and the Jaguars, who have been looking for their own "Earl Thomas " and now have one. The Buckeyes got things rolling early with Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott going third and fourth overall, respectively.
The Sharks are looking to keep in check a Nashville power play that went 1-for-26 in seven games against the Anaheim Ducks . Pekka Rinne has had a bit of a lull season, but he pulled out a career performance in Game 7 against the Anaheim Ducks .