Woman demanding higher salary seen as bossy: Facebook COO

In a frank expression of her views on women as leaders, social networking site Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has said boys are groomed to become leaders while girls are encouraged to stay in the background.

In a forthright comment at the World Economic Forum (WEF) platform, Sandberg also said a man who demands a higher salary is taken more seriously, while a woman who demands the same thing or tries to be assertive is seen as being bossy.

"How many boys have you ever heard accused of being too bossy?," she asked.
Sandbergy further pointed out that boys are taught to be leaders as early as at the age of four, while girls are encouraged to stay in the background.

During a discussion, one of the opinions was that even though more women are entering the workplace, corporations still fail to fully capitalise on their abilities.

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that her country plans to create a national women's development fund to counter human rights abuses directed at women.

She noted that education is the most effective way of decreasing early pregnancies, the death of women in child birth and infections of HIV/AIDS.

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