Facebook Feminist Sheryl Sandberg Candidly Responds To All Of The Haters

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has ignited tons of press over her controversial new book, Lean In. During a 60 Minutes segment she defended her message that women need to step up and own their success.

"The very blunt truth is that men still run the world," she told 60 Minutes' Correspondent Norah O'Donnell. "I'm not blaming women ... but there is a lot more we can do."

As for critics who say that a billionaire like her can't give advice to most working Americans, Sandberg says candidly: "I feel guilty a lot. I compare myself to at-home mothers with their kids ... Every woman I know feels guilty. I felt so guilty I wrote a whole book about it."

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg thinks women need to change their mindset. Her opinion, expressed in a new book "Lean In," has set off tons of controversy.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg thinks women need to change their mindset. Her opinion, expressed in a new book "Lean In," has set off tons of controversy.

Sandberg knew she was onto something back in 2010, when her TED Talk about gender equality went viral.

Sandberg knew she was onto something back in 2010, when her TED Talk about gender equality went viral.

She gave another popular talk in 2011, telling women that they need to "lean in" to their careers because the revolution over gender equality is stalling.

She gave another popular talk in 2011, telling women that they need to "lean in" to their careers because the revolution over gender equality is stalling.

When 60 Minutes Correspondent Norah O'Donnell asked her if she's trying to re-start a revolution, Sandberg said, "I think so."

When 60 Minutes Correspondent Norah O'Donnell asked her if she's trying to re-start a revolution, Sandberg said, "I think so."

Sandberg explains that "the very blunt truth is that men still run the world ... I'm not blaming women [but] there's a lot more we can do."

Sandberg explains that "the very blunt truth is that men still run the world ... I'm not blaming women [but] there's a lot more we can do."

Sandberg is also a billionaire tech mogul who seems to "have it all."

Sandberg is also a billionaire tech mogul who seems to "have it all."

She has a supportive and very successful husband, Dave Goldberg, who is an entrepreneur and CEO of SurveyMonkey.

She has a supportive and very successful husband, Dave Goldberg, who is an entrepreneur and CEO of SurveyMonkey.

She graduated from Harvard and has had privileges that most can only dream of.

She graduated from Harvard and has had privileges that most can only dream of.

Before the age of 30, she was hand-picked by former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers to be his Chief of Staff.

Before the age of 30, she was hand-picked by former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers to be his Chief of Staff.

But Sandberg argues that focusing on her successes is missing the point. "I'm not trying to say everything I can do, everyone can do," she says. "These messages are completely universal."

But Sandberg argues that focusing on her successes is missing the point. "I'm not trying to say everything I can do, everyone can do," she says. "These messages are completely universal."

"This is deeply personal for me," she explains. "I want every little girl who's told they're bossy to be told that they have leadership skills."

"This is deeply personal for me," she explains. "I want every little girl who's told they're bossy to be told that they have leadership skills."

She almost turned down her pivotal job at Google until Eric Schmidt told her, "Don't be an idiot. ... If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don't ask what seat. You just get on."

She almost turned down her pivotal job at Google until Eric Schmidt told her, "Don't be an idiot. ... If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don't ask what seat. You just get on."

And that's the core of her message: to encourage women to take more risks and own their careers. She believes that in an ideal world, 50 percent of institutions would be run by women, and 50 percent of houses would be run by men.

And that's the core of her message: to encourage women to take more risks and own their careers. She believes that in an ideal world, 50 percent of institutions would be run by women, and 50 percent of houses would be run by men.

She also says that "everyone knows marriage is the biggest personal decision you make, but it's [also] the biggest career decision you make."

She also says that "everyone knows marriage is the biggest personal decision you make, but it's [also] the biggest career decision you make."

She says that her husband Dave told her that she absolutely had to negotiate with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg when he offered her the COO job.

She says that her husband Dave told her that she absolutely had to negotiate with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg when he offered her the COO job.

In fact, she almost accepted Zuckerberg's first offer until Goldberg and her brother-in-law said, "Are you kidding me?!"

In fact, she almost accepted Zuckerberg's first offer until Goldberg and her brother-in-law said, "Are you kidding me?!"

Correspondent O'Donnell asked how Sandberg, even as "one of the world's most powerful women," still can't fully own and accept her successes.

Correspondent O'Donnell asked how Sandberg, even as "one of the world's most powerful women," still can't fully own and accept her successes.

Sandberg says that's why she wrote her book. "I feel guilty a lot. I compare myself to at-home mothers with their kids. ... Every woman I know feels guilty. I felt so guilty I wrote a whole book about it."

Sandberg says that's why she wrote her book. "I feel guilty a lot. I compare myself to at-home mothers with their kids. ... Every woman I know feels guilty. I felt so guilty I wrote a whole book about it."

With her huge platform, people are speculating that Sandberg is planning to run for public office. She told O'Donnell: "For me, I feel like I am doing all the leaning in I can do right now."

With her huge platform, people are speculating that Sandberg is planning to run for public office. She told O'Donnell: "For me, I feel like I am doing all the leaning in I can do right now."

Should the average worker take advice from billionaire Sheryl Sandberg?

Should the average worker take advice from billionaire Sheryl Sandberg?

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