US military women told it's good to 'Lean In'

Facebook Chief Operating Officer and founder of LeanIn.Org Sheryl Sandberg (L) and US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter deliver remarks at the Pentagon on September 21, 2015US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Monday encouraged women troops to participate in groups inspired by “Lean In,” the best-selling female leadership and empowerment book written by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg. At a time when the US military is considering opening all combat roles to women, Carter said it is vital the armed services actively look for more women to fill leadership positions. “The people are the strength of our military, and frankly for the all-volunteer force to stay the strongest … we need to draw the top talent from the largest and most complete pool of Americans,” Carter said at Pentagon appearance alongside Sandberg.

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