Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the top of their industry.

Sheryl Sandberg left Google to join Facebook as its Chief Operating Officer in 2008, today she manages Facebook’s sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications.

Sandberg’s experience navigating the the complex and socially sensitive world of international economics has proven useful as she and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg work to strike a balance between helping Facebook users control privacy while finding ways to monetise its most valuable asset: data.

The Finance and Mortgage Broking industry is desperately under-represented in women brokers, which is particularly sad as some of the greatest success stories have been stay-at-home Mum’s who have turned their had to this profession. If you wondering what life will look like after having kids, or thinking about re-entering the work-force after children, this speech is a must to put some of your decisions into perspective.