The #1 international best seller
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.
Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.
Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.
Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sheryl Sandberg’s exhortation for women to “lean in” went viral after her TED Talk and subsequent commencement speech at Barnard. Now she dives back into the topic in her new book—part feminist manifesto, part memoir, and part manual for how women can move up in the workplace. She focuses on the “leadership gap”—pointing out that women comprise more than 50 percent of college graduates but just a tiny percentage makes it to the upper echelons of corporate America—and discusses how women can overcome the external and internal barriers that hold them back. But the famed COO of Facebook (who also did stints at Google and the U.S. Treasury Department) doesn’t just dole out advice on how women can “get a seat at the table”—she makes it relatable by tying in her own successes and failures. The result is an inspiring, entertaining book that will be a game changer in the dialogue about gender inequity in the workplace.
Facebook COO Sandberg's newest release is a slightly revised and updated version of her 2013 title, Lean In, tailored for graduates. The text of the original book is intact, covering all the bases that became so famous in the media frenzy following the original publication: success and likeability, making your partner a real partner, the myth of doing it all, and most importantly, "the blunt truth is that men still run the world." Here, readers will also find a new introduction exhorting female grads to embrace leadership and change the world they've inherited, as well as a number of essays from successful women on subjects such as conquering fear, rising above one's circumstances, and crafting a great resume. Peppered within are bits of career advice, pithy aphorisms ("it's a jungle gym, not a ladder"), and examples from Sandberg's life. Her encouraging tone and catchy calls to action are as compelling as ever, and this new version features a section with first-job advice.
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