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    Sandberg, in a lengthy interview with Patricia Sellers, editor-at-large of Fortune, talked not just about why women aren’t leading startups, but why there aren’t women at the top of more Fortune 500 companies. Here’s some of what she had to say:

    Sheryl Sandberg is no stranger to Silicon Valley power. As a vice president at Google and chief operating officer at Facebook, she’s been near the

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    top at the two most influential Internet companies of the past decade.

    But, like many others, Sandberg isn’t satisfied with the roles—or lack thereof—that women are playing at the higher echelons of corporate culture.

    From small startups right through to the top titans on the Fortune 500, women are underrepresented, and that’s not just an equality issue. In a study released last week, the Kauffman Foundation pointed out that the lack of women at the top of startups was a drag on the job-creation engine of the economy.

    The study showed that that women make up 46 percent of the workforce and more than 50 percent of college students. But only 35 percent of startup business owners are women.

    Sandberg, in a lengthy interview with Patricia Sellers, editor-at-large of Fortune, talked not just about why women aren’t leading startups, but why there aren’t women at the top of more Fortune 500 companies. Here’s some of what she had to say:

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    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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