Shonda Rhimes interviews Facebook chief officer Sheryl Sandberg for the Hollywood Reporter about getting more women comfortable with positions of power:
“Sheryl Sandberg has been chief operating officer of Facebook since 2008. She’s the best-selling author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead and the founder of the nonprofit Lean In. Her second book is Option B. Clearly, she’s a very accomplished person.
So am I. Shondaland is my company. I run that mother. I am in charge. I am the leader. It’s fantastic. It’s also really hard. As it should be. I’m fortunate to work with an incredible team of people, but it’s not easy for them, either. I expect a lot from them. They expect a lot from me in return. But mostly what they expect from me is my leadership. That leadership takes the form of my imagination. Puffs of creative clouds sprouting from my fingers onto my computer. Waves of an imaginary sword as I charge all five shows forward into the great beyond of who knows what.”
Originally published: 12/7/2017