Listen Up! Jewish Female Execs Give Advice

“I think women too often give up their identity in a man’s world and believe they’ll only be successful if they’re close to what men are or what men expect them to be… I don’t want to feel like I have to fit into a male mode to be this sort of successful industrialist. I take pride in the fact that I can be all woman in a man’s world. And as you may have noticed, I am all woman.”
Lynn Tilton, New York Magazine, April 10, 2011.

“The men were getting ahead. The men were banging down the door for new assignments, promotions, the next thing to do, the next thing that stretches them. And the women — not all, most — you talked them into it. ‘Don’t you want to do this?’”
Sheryl Sandberg, The New Yorker, July 11, 2011.

“In one’s relationship with dogs and with a newsroom, a generous amount of praise and encouragement goes much better than criticism,”
Jill Abramson, New York Magazine, October 24, 2011.