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Sheryl Sandberg Defies Stereotypes With New Stock Photos

The Lean in collection

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Attention people who use stock photosgather round and rejoice! Sheryl Sandberg & Co have teamed up to replace those outmoded photos that are supposed to represent women—"skinny white ladies laughing alone with salad"—with more accurate depictions of the diverse lives we lead.  

According to an article in the Huffington Post, Sandberg's company, Lean In, and Getty Images have released a new gallery of some 2,500 images called the "Lean In Collection."

"The stock imagery around women is embarrassing," said Lean In's contributing editor, Jessica Bennett. "You can't be what you can't see, so if women and girls are not seeing images of powerful women and girls who are leaders, then they may not aspire to become that."

Good riddance to all those sexist and stereotypical shots of women. Roll on images of women as bosses. Women who are not necessarily thin OR white. Hard to believe it's taken so long to update our visual repertoire.

Click here to peruse and use the images.

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