KCETLink in Partnership with 'Writers Bloc' Presents Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Women in Leadership with Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton | KCET
KCETLink in Partnership with 'Writers Bloc' Presents Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Women in Leadership with Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton
at the Writers Guild Theater Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton to discuss her new book
"Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead" detailing women
in the workplace, stereotypes and misconceptions.
new women's movement is underway that is debunking stereotypes and
misconceptions about women in the workplace.
During a recent Writers Bloc event at the Writers Guild Theater in
Los Angeles, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Sony
Entertainment, Inc. CEO Michael Lynton participated
in a uplifting discussion about Sandberg's new book, "Lean In: Women, Work and Will to Lead." KCETLink produced the taped live
event as a special, which premieres on KCET
on March 25 at 8 p.m.
one of the country's most powerful female executives, discussed gender
inequalities in the workplace and how many organizations operate through a
"quiet, unequal policy of access" without any realization. She expressed a
desire for her children to grow up in a balanced, fair environment where gender
stereotypes are not perpetuated at every turn, especially in business. When asked
by Lynton if she was a feminist, she countered by saying she would have been
insulted by that question 10 years ago because feminists "don't get dates," but
now argues that feminists get the "right dates."
conversational interview, Lynton and Sandberg rallied back and forth about how
different Fortune 500 companies would be if women were at the helm. They also
discussed the importance of mentorship and sponsorship from accomplished
industry predecessors in an effort to learn and achieve success in business, in
addition to family and workplace support. According to Sandberg, for women,
it's not about having or doing it all; it's about achieving goals, embracing
challenges and finding a balance.
"We're pleased to bring this powerful
discussion to our viewers with two of the country's most influential business
leaders," said Bohdan Zachary, Vice President, Broadcast, Syndication
& Production for newly formed KCETLink. "Through this series, we remain
committed to providing quality, substantive programming that resonates with our
The second production of the new series,
KCETLink Presents, KCETLink continues
to offer enlightening and unique specials to audiences on KCET and Link TV,
co-produced with acclaimed organizations such as L.A. based Writers Bloc, a nonprofit literary series. The previous KCETLink
Presents production included Eva
Longoria and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The next production will feature Cairo-based author and journalist and Egyptian-American
comedian Omar Elba in a lively discussion about El Feki's new book, "Sex and the Citadel: Intimacy in the
Changing Arab World."
Check kcet.org/schedule for airdates and times.
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Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3)
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Bloc (writersblocpresents.com) is a nonprofit literary series, now in its
17th season, dedicated to bringing to Los Angeles our favorite writers, artists
and critics who have made a significant impact on our cultural landscape. Andrea
Grossman is the founder and executive producer.
Sandberg has been the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Inc. since March 2008.
She is responsible for helping Facebook scale its operations and expand its
presence globally and also managed sales, marketing, business development,
human resources, public policy, privacy and communications. In 2008, Sandberg
was named as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune and one of the "50 Women to
Watch" by The Wall Street Journal.
Sandberg holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University and was awarded the
John H. Williams Prize as the top graduating student in Economics. She was a
Baker and Ford Scholar at Harvard Business School, where she earned an MBA with
Michael Lynton is
CEO of Sony Entertainment, Inc. He
oversees Sony's global entertainment businesses, including Sony Music
Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Lynton is also Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and manages the
studio's overall global operations, which include motion picture, television
and digital content production and distribution, home entertainment acquisition
and distribution, operation of studio facilities, and the development of new
entertainment products, services and technologies. Under his leadership,
Sony Pictures Entertainment has released many great films, including, among
many others, The Social Network.
May of 2012, the Harvard Alumni Association elected Lynton to the Harvard Board
of Overseers. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Broadcasting
Board of Governors, on which he currently services as interim presiding