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KCETLink in Partnership with 'Writers Bloc' Presents Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Women in Leadership with Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton

Presented

exclusively on KCET, the program captures

the Writers Bloc event
at the Writers Guild Theater with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

and
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.

 

BURBANK,

CALIF. - March 22, 2013 -
A

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.

Sandberg,

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."

A

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

diverse viewership."

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 Shereen

El Feki
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.

 

The

executive producer for KCETLink Presents

is Bohdan Zachary and this episode was co-produced by Writers Bloc founder Andrea Grossman
.

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ABOUT KCETLink

KCETLink is the new national independent

public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link

Media.  A viewer-supported 501c(3)

organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV

and DISH Networks, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as

through various digital delivery systems. 

KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink. For additional information

about KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and

events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.

 

ABOUT

WRITERS BLOC

Writers

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.

 

ABOUT

SHERYL SANDBERG

Sheryl

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

highest distinction.

ABOUT

MICHAEL LYNTON

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. 

In

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

governor.