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.
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I wanted to NOT like this book, but...
I don't know what possessed me to buy this, but I wanted something for my long commute. The title only seemed off putting, which I thought would speak to how women in the workplace aren't assertive with their career aspiration. The first 3 chapters caused great skepticism for me. But mid-way through, I was in my care fist pumping the air and say "Yes! Yes! Yes!" As a 40 something black female, married, 2 kids, who works in the corporate world, I agree with 80% of what is stated in the book. 10% of what is stated I disagree completely, and 10% I disagree, but believe I could be enlightened. The part about mentors is right on the money. The part about single women and the importance of their need to have balance just the same as mothers, I think is really important to mention. I can go on and on. This book is great for men as well.
Must read for women who want to have it all
I had to listen to this slowly and carefully cause it has so much wisdom, I truly enjoyed it. I have had female mentors at top levels in Fortune 500 companies, yet this book has been an aye opener. All of my life I thought it was impossible for a woman to balance a career and a life but Sheryl does a great work at "lifting" the curtain out of this myth and the things we all need to do to make this a possibility for more women. To a woman, this book is like finding the female mentor you always wanted. Finally, I would also recommend this book to men, specially if married to a working woman or if in a top position. I look forward to see what Sheryl does & writes next :)
Disappointed. It offered few productive takeaways.