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If you ask men why they did a good job, they'll say, 'I'm awesome. Obviously. Why are you even asking?' If you ask women why they did a good job, what they'll say is someone helped them, they got lucky, they worked really hard.

There are really good reasons to leave the workforce or work less or take a different job when you want to be with your children. I just want women - and men - to make that choice once they have the child. Not years in advance, because... they don't get the right opportunities. They give up before they even start.

I would be better at my job if I were technical.

For any of us in this room today, let's start out by admitting we're lucky. We don't live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited.

I want to tell any young girl out there who's a geek, I was a really serious geek in high school. It works out. Study harder.

So there's no such thing as work-life balance. There's work, and there's life, and there's no balance.

Women are not making it to the top. A hundred and ninety heads of state; nine are women. Of all the people in parliament in the world, thirteen per cent are women. In the corporate sector, women at the top - C-level jobs, board seats - tops out at fifteen, sixteen per cent.

It's easy to dislike the few senior women out there. What if women were half the positions in power? It would be harder to dislike all of them.

I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with, all these fabulous women, 'Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.' I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it's not that simple.

And what I saw happening is that women don't make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.

I feel really grateful to the people who encouraged me and helped me develop. Nobody can succeed on their own.

I really think we need more women to lean into their careers and to be really dedicated to staying in the work force.

The most important thing - and I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it a hundred times - if you marry a man, marry the right one.

Until women are as ambitious as men, they're not gong to achieve as much as men.

I have a five year-old son and a three year-old daughter. I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home. And I want my daughter to have the choice to not just succeed, but to be liked for her accomplishments.

Most people assume that women are responsible for households and child care. Most couples operate that way - not all. That fundamental assumption holds women back.

I go around the room and ask people, 'What do you think?'

I have never worked for a woman, and I have never worked with a lot of women.

We've got to get women to sit at the table.

What I tell everyone, and I really do for myself is, I have a long-run dream, which is I want to work on stuff that I think matters.