Sheryl Sandberg And Marissa Mayer: How They Differ

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Marissa Mayer and Sheryl SandbergThe last half century has seen many feminist icons, from the disaffected 1960s housewife (Betty Friedan) to the ferocious lawyer-warrior (Catherine MacKinnon) and the short-skirted, brilliant journalist (Gloria Steinem). But it's telling of our times that the two most high-profile and provocative megaphones for women today are both business executives at technology firms.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, 43, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, 37, have dominated the media in the last few weeks, Mayer because of her controversial ban on Yahoo employees working from home, and Sandberg because of her new manifesto for young women, "Lean In."

Many hail the women as trailblazers -- wickedly smart and extraordinarily successful, shaping the world from a typically male perch. More movement-feminists accuse them of ignoring their own privilege and luck, as well as the institutional barriers that still prevent so many women from getting within a stone's throw of a glass ceiling.

But as two of the prominent, praised and pummeled representatives of half the species, AOL Jobs thought it was worth looking a little closer at exactly what they have to say on today's hot-button women's issues, and lay it all out in a handy chart:








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