Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Social network targeted legislators around the world, promising or threatening to withhold investmentFacebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former UK chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while se…

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Why Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s ‘adult in the room’, may pay the price for its failings

After months of revelations about the firm, the executive is being talked of as a sacrifice, not founder Mark ZuckerbergFacebook’s already terrible year is ending on a new low, as Mark Zuckerberg and his beleaguered executive team battle another share …

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Brands are finally using images to reflect women as they truly are

When it comes to presenting a realistic depiction of women, imagery in advertising has a paramount role to play

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO and founder of LeanIn.org famously said. A sentiment reflected by Cindy Gallop, founder of creative agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, who claimed: “One of the quickest ways to make people think differently about something is to change the visuals around it.”

Their argument is that imagery works on an unconscious level to reinforce our conceptions around identity. When it comes to presenting a realistic depiction of women – their lives, experiences and ambitions – visuals have a paramount role to play.

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Davos 2016: Justin Trudeau and Sheryl Sandberg on gender equality – video

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg take part in a panel discussion on gender equality at the World Economic Forum on Friday. Trudeau states delegates should not be afraid to call themselves feminists. Sandberg says that working towards equality is the smart thing to do as well as being the right thing to do

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Five TED Talks that will change the way you work

The TEDWomen conference opens today in California. To mark the occasion, we’ve compiled some of our favourite videos from TED’s most inspiring speakers

TED was originally supposed to be a one-off, invitation-only conference on technology, entertainment and design. That first event back in 1984 has grown into a global phenomenon, while the invitation-only approach was turned on its head with the 2006 launch of TED Talks, meaning anyone can watch the conference’s most popular content online.

Looking for inspiration but not sure where to begin? At first glance, the array of different TED Talks can be bewildering in its variety. There are hundreds of brilliant videos, but we think these inspiring thoughts on leadership, success and women in the workplace are a great place to start.

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