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 examines the dearth of women in major leadership positions, and what women can do to solve the problem, in this provocative tome. While acknowledging that women have made great strides in the business world, she posits that they still have a long way to go and lays out a plan for women to get there. "I have written this book to encourage women to dream big, forge a path through the obstacles, and achieve their full potential," she explains. The author's counsel gleaned from her own experiences includes suggestions for increasing self-confidence, particularly in the business world; understanding the role of mentors and how to identify them; building emotional relationships at work; not focusing on being liked; juggling marriage and children with a demanding job; and the importance of taking risks. "Hard work and results should be recognized by others, but when they aren't, advocating for oneself becomes necessary," Sandberg opines. A new generation of women will learn from Sandberg's experiences, and those of her own generation will be inspired by this thoughtful and practical book.
A terrific, well written book. I don't have any kids or a specific career, but I really appreciated Sandberg's insight and experiences.
Such an inspiring book for all women
Impactful and relevant
This book is a must read for any woman who wants to show up more in business or in the home. Sandbergs words provide history of womens rights and personal accounts of how shes handleled success in her career. Her story is inspiring, honest and impactful.