To: Sheryl Sandberg & Lean In
Lean In: PAY your interns!
Sheryl Sandberg, you made $91,000,000 last week by selling shares. That could pay an intern for 12,551,724 hours! So why should Lean In interns have to work for free?
Instead of perpetuating the unfair advantages that privilege some women at other women's expense, pay your interns so ALL kinds of women, regardless of their economic background, can take advantage of career-building opportunities like these.
Why is this important?
Today, Lean In's Editor-at-Large posted an ad for UNPAID internship with Lean In in New York City. Lean In says it's about "encouraging women to pursue their ambitions," but what about the women who can't afford to live in New York City and work for free?
It's hard to "Lean In" when you're being priced out. And for the many young women who don't have wealthy families who can subsidize unpaid internship opportunities like these, this represents yet another barrier to the kinds of learning and networking opportunities that could help them build successful careers.
Sign this petition to tell Lean In to PAY THEIR INTERNS!
How it will be delivered
We'll deliver this petition to Sheryl Sandberg in person.