Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

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Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | March 11, 2013 | Hardcover

Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 6.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 9.5 × 5.96 × 0.98 in

Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385349947

ISBN - 13: 9780385349949

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Inspirational and meaningful I am so glad I bought thus book. I will be adding it to my personal library to refer to it latter. I couldn't believe how much it applied. Truly inspirational. A must read.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-read! This book is really good and I highly recommend this. I don't see myself as a feminist and I have found this book more inspirational on the personal plan than a book about inequality of genders. Plus, it gives you an outcome on the reality in the workforce. Sheryl Sandberg is a great leader and an example for women.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational This book taught me to never limit myself and undermine my own ability. It's OK to not be perfect and ask for help. Sheryl was very personable in the book. She showed her "human" side and told stories where she was upset, scared, or embarrassed. I was glad that she wrote her life lessons in such a way that doesn't pretend to be perfect and a ruthless superwoman like so many other books. I would say this is a must read.
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Empowering! Strength. Honesty. Composure. Empowerment. Thank you Sheryl!
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated out of 5 by from This is an easy read, but also a valuable one for both women and parents of girls. I have always believed that women cannot have it all and therefore gave up many professional opportunities for my role as a mother and wife. As I get older I have discovered that women can have what is important to us as individuals and this book supports that. I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thank You Sheryl As a professional and a mother it is a big relief to know I am not alone in my internal debates, fears and guilt-trips. Sheryl's explanation of how our own behaviours hold us back is fantastic - I see myself and many of my colleagues in her descriptions, and I know we can do this better. My copy is an audio book. Love the content, but did not like the reader's style at all. My recommendation - read it - don't listen to it.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Every professional should read this book - I read it in 2 days. As a professional woman, it gave a voice to everything I have thought but never said. I learned a lot from reading this book, I gave one to my sister and a woman who used to report to me. Great read.
Date published: 2013-04-07

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Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 9.5 × 5.96 × 0.98 in

Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385349947

ISBN - 13: 9780385349949

About the Book

Sandberg--Facebook COO, ranked eighth on "Fortune"'s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business--has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders. She urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, she was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and chief of staff at the U.S. Treasury Department. Sheryl lives in Northern California with her husband and their two children.
  

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Lean In (#1 National Bestseller)  “Honest and brave . . . The new manifesto for women in the workplace.”            —Oprah Winfrey   “Lean In is an inauguration more than a last word, and an occasion for celebration . . . Many, many women, young and old, elite and otherwise, will find it prescriptive, refreshing, and perhaps even revolutionary.”             —Anna Holmes, The New Yorker  “A landmark manifesto . . . Fifty years after The Feminine Mystique . . . Sandberg addresses 21st-century issues that never entered Betty Friedan’s wildest dreams . . . Lean In will be an influential book. It will open the eyes of women who grew up thinking that feminism was ancient history, who recoil at the word but walk heedlessly through the doors it opened. And it will encourage those women to persevere in their professional lives.”             —Janet Maslin, The New York Times   “Lean In poses a set of ambitious challenges to women: to create the lives we want, to be leaders in our work, to be partners in our homes, and to be champions of other women. Sheryl provides pragmatic advice on how women in the twenty-first century can meet these challenges. I hope women—and men—of my generation will read this book to help us build the lives we want to lead and the world we want to live in.”            —Chelsea Clinton “I approached it wearing two hats—one as CEO [and] the other as the parent of a nine-year-old daughter. In both capacities, I feel that Lean In is a must read.”        
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Bookclub Guide

The questions, discussion topics, and reading list that follow are intended to enhance your reading group’s discussion of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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