Sheryl Sandberg: 'I'd love to see Hillary Clinton be president'

Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and author of the book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" which encourages women to be confident in the professional world to gain leadership positions in government and industry.
By Aileen Graef   |   April 9, 2014 at 1:40 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Sheryl Sandberg says she "would love to see Hillary Clinton be president."

In an interview with HuffPost Live, she says that she would like to see more women in political office, in high ranks in the military, and ultimately multiple women as commander in chief.

"I'd love to see Hillary Clinton run for president. I'd love to see Hillary Clinton be president," said Sandberg. "I think she is an outstanding leader both as a woman and as a leader."

She says she doesn't know Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and therefore cannot comment on her specific candidacy for president but says that it's not just about one woman in politics and the oval office, it's about multiple women.

"I am for women running for office. I also think we need to revisit believing that women have taken over the Senate at 20 percent. We need to believe that we deserve half the seats for president, half the seats. I hope lots of women run for president -- for every level of office -- because that's what it's going to take."

Sandberg says that women entering political offices and the workforce are the way to improve the country and the women graduating college are the key to that.

"I believe this is the generation that's going to come into the workforce and understand that equality is better for them. It creates a faster growing world economically, it creates more productive economies, it creates happier homes and it creates children who do better as well."

[HuffPost Live]

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