March 11th, 2013
10:48 PM ET

Sellers: Women view power horizontally

CBS' Norah O'Donnell and Fortune's Pattie Sellers discuss Sheryl Sandberg's controversial book on powerful women and current challenges to breaking the glass ceiling. Sandberg believes the greatest obstacle to women succeeding is women themselves.

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  1. Arik Fetscher

    Case in point would be the HBO series game of thrones were women once saw power horizontally as using sex for its power conveying potential. There are many different characters and not all women espoused seeing power horizontally as the best path because in viewing it that way they robbed themselves of some of the joy which an expansive view of relationships and power through other means could bequeath. Its just a show but some important questions are often asked concerning this issue.

    March 13, 2013 at 11:50 am |
  2. Arik Fetscher


    If there is a double standard it usually from my experience comes from women themselves as being comfortable listening to another woman give orders is not what prior generations were raised with, but some of the younger generations used to team sports handle women in leadership roles as a matter of course and easily.

    March 13, 2013 at 11:36 am |
  3. Arik Fetscher

    Its an interesting thought on the difference between how power is viewed as well, one may remember that in communist nations women were considered equals in terms of joining the party and working but somehow never were placed in many positions of power at the highest levels. I think that its not just women but true for many people, that respect for the benefits of diversity and preventing group think to solve problems needs to be elevated in the minds of many. If success and the path towards it are considered pre set and determined according to what has always been the benefits for women or any person of those taking the less traveled path are lost. I dont know about horizintal power as a term but being able to have an understanding of many things has always been a reason that Americas higher education based on liberal arts has always been thought of as the best in the world. I personally see women and men who are powerful not that differently some good some bad but prefer those who stay true to themselves as the ones best capable of weilding it beneficially.

    March 13, 2013 at 11:32 am |

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