The recent book Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has ignited an international debate by highlighting women's own responsibility in failing to achieve leader positions in corporations, government, and academia.
But what does the economic evidence show as to why women graduate in equal proportion to men from college, but so few achieve leadership roles? Are women to blame or institutions? Now that Lean In has generated a great deal of publicity and notice, will the reaction be sufficient to change the underlying causes for the leadership gap?
In this webinar, Professor Sharon Poczter, contributor to Lean In, discusses whether the economic evidence is consistent with Lean In and evokes economic theory to shed light on this debate. Poczter is an assistant professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and author of the Independent Economist on Forbes.com.