Lean in, girl.
At just 47, Sheryl Sandberg is a major philanthropist and advocate for women's rights.
I mean, can you blame me?
In July her endorsement of Hillary Clinton was loud and proud. She's made headlines this week when it was revealed that she is supporting Mark Zuckerberg's newfound interest in the world of politics and philanthropy.
Of course he'd turned to Sandberg. Who better than a strong, inspirational woman to teach him about making a difference in the lives of others?
For the longest time, I felt like Sandberg and her missions weren't for me. I'm an artist, a writer. I thought, my gender doesn't play a serious role in my career.
That was then and this is now. If it weren't for Sandberg's take on believing in yourself, pushing yourself, and speaking up, I don't think I would even have this, my actual dream job.
If Sheryl Sandberg can inspire me, she can inspire you too, whatever your career or life path may be.
These are some of my favorite inspirational quotes from Sheryl Sandberg. I hope at least one resonates with you as you fight the good fight. Strong women unite!
"Done is better than perfect."
"We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware it is impossible not to change."
"When life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again."
"When someone offers you a seat of a rocket ship, you don't ask what seat, you just get on."
"The upside of painful knowledge is greater than the downside of blissful ignorance."
"I've seen over and over how much self-belief drives outcomes. And that's why I force myself to sit at the table, even when I am not sure I belong there - and yes, this still happens to me. And when I'm not sure anyone wants my opinion, I take a deep breath and speak up anyway."
"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in our absence."
"Success and likeability are positively correlated in men and negatively correlated in women."
"You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Like a muscle, you can build it up, draw on it when you need it."
"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are."
"Take the initiative. It's hard to see someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do."
"Option A isn't available to us. So let's just kick the shit out of Option B."
"I used to think smarts reigned until I watched smart people flame out. Then I thought it was only about connections. That, too, had serious limits. So does luck. When you get right down to it, success in life is about resilience. Every life well-lived is full of failures, both major and minor."
"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
"I'm not bossy, I have leadership skills."
"Speak up. Believe in yourself. Take risks."
"Women need to shift from thinking "I'm not ready to do that" to thinking "I want to do that -- and I'll learn by doing it."
"Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder."
"If you do please everyone you are not making enough progress."
"In the future there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders."