Sheryl Sandberg is not backing down.
The Facebook chief operating officer’s book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" went on sale Monday amid criticism that she’s too successful and rich to lead a movement. But Sandberg says her focus remains on spurring action and progress among women.
"The conversation, the debate is all good, because where we were before was stagnation -- and stagnation is bad," she said in an interview with The Associated Press. "And sometimes it takes real heated debate to wake people up and find a solution."
With "Lean In," Sandberg aims to arm women with the tools and guidance they need to keep moving forward in the workforce.
The book calls on men to lend support, both at home and in the office.
In the book, Sandberg illuminates facts about the dearth of women in positions of power.
"While women continue to outpace men in educational achievement, we have ceased making real progress at the top of any industry," she writes in "Lean In." "This means that when it comes to making the decisions that most affect our world, the voices of women are not heard equally."