Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A landmark manifesto" (The New York Times) that's a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.
In her famed TED talk, Sheryl Sandberg described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than eleven 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, COO of Meta (previously called Facebook) from 2008-2022, 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.
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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 Book for Every Woman
It doesn't matter if you're a working mom, stay-at-home mom, newly starting your career as a young woman or advanced in your carrer as a mature woman - this book is for you. Sheryl talks to all the roles we women play in our lives and how we have sometimes mentally, physically, or emotionally "leaned out" when we should really "lean in". She addresses the fears we think or the words said to us and how we respond accordingly (or not). I found this book to be empowering, insightful, fulfilling and exciting. For the first time I don't feel alone or crazy in my male dominated company. I would encourage all women to read this book so they too can feel empowered, intelligent and worthy of a happy and full life.
Do not waste your time
This is one of the most over-hyped books pushed on the public by media elites that I have ever seen. Save your money as there is nothing in here that is new, nor anything that hasn't already been said by others in years past. Total waste of time and hype.
The branding of Sheryl Sanberg
This book was carefully crafted with her PR people to polish her brand and fill her already well-stocked coffers. She most likely has her sights on politcal office - ugh! Just what we need - a phony feminist Michele Bachman wanna-be.