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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - Sheryl Sandberg
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl... show more
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.”  She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385349949 (0385349947)
ASIN: 385349947
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 217
Edition language: English
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Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
4.5
I've read lots of criticisms of this book, some of which I think are completely justified. But I have to say that after finishing it, I feel totally excited and inspired about my career and choices!
Lindsay's Book Log
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5.0 Lean In
Holy Shit this book. I loved this book so much and identified with a lot of the things she was saying, especially in regards to leaving before you need too. My husband and I have been talking about starting a family and thinking back I've realized how much I've started to leave before I'm really re...
ybrikman
ybrikman rated it
5.0 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
I found this to be an eye opening book. I think just about anyone, man or woman, would too. It's well researched, well written, succinct, and discusses many important issues: how successful men are perceived differently than successful women, the differences in self confidence between men and women,...
Reading Through The World
Reading Through The World rated it
2.0 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
I wanted to like this book. Actually, I wanted to love this book. But I didn't. I am all for more women in leadership. I love my job and feel businesses need to continue to cultivate diversity in all areas, including diversity of thought. I am a wife, and mother, and have been in leadership my ...
katiewilkins186
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5.0 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
It’s not often I agree completely with the hyperbole found in book cover blurbs, but Lean In is in fact both “an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth.” After getting in on the ground floor of Google and working as the chief operating officer at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg has...
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