After working at Google ＆ Facebook for 15 years, I wrote a book called Lean Out, debunking modern feminist rhetoric and telling the truth about women ＆ power in corporate America. AMA!
EDIT 3: I answered as many of the top comments as I could but a lot of them are buried so you might not see them. Anyway, this was fun you guys, let's do it again soon xoxo
Long time Redditor, first time AMA’er here. My name is Marissa Orr, and I’m a former Googler and ex-Facebooker turned author. It all started on a Sunday afternoon in March of 2016, when I hit send on an email to Sheryl Sandberg, setting in motion a series of events that ended 18 months later when I was fired from my job at Facebook. Here’s the rest of that story and why it inspired me to write Lean Out, The Truth About Women, Power, ＆ The Workplace: https://medium.com/@MarissaOrr/why-working-at-facebook-inspired-me-to-write-lean-out-5849eb48af21
Through personal (and humorous) stories of my time at Google and Facebook, Lean Out is an attempt to explain everything we’ve gotten wrong about women at work and the gender gap in corporate America. Here are a few book excerpts and posts from my blog which give you a sense of my perspective on the topic.
The Wage Gap Isn’t a Myth. It’s just Meaningless https://medium.com/@MarissaOrr/the-wage-gap-isnt-a-myth-it-s-just-meaningless-ee994814c9c6
So there are fewer women in STEM…. who cares? https://medium.com/@MarissaOrr/so-there-are-fewer-women-in-stem-who-cares-63d4f8fc91c2
Why it's Bullshit: HBR's Solution to End Sexual Harassment https://medium.com/@MarissaOrr/why-its-bullshit-hbr-s-solution-to-end-sexual-harassment-e1c86e4c1139
Book excerpt on Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-and-google-veteran-on-leaning-out-gender-gap-2019-7
EDIT: I am loving all the questions but didn't expect so many -- trying to answer them thoughtfully so it's taking me a lot longer than I thought. I will get to all of them over the next couple hours though, thank you!
EDIT2: Thanks again for all the great questions! Taking a break to get some other work done but I will be back later today/tonight to answer the rest.