Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | March 11, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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.

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Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0385349955

ISBN - 13: 9780385349956

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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: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385349955

ISBN - 13: 9780385349956

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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 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 was born in 1969 in Washington, D.C. Sandberg enrolled at Harvard College and in 1991, graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. in Economics and was awarded the John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating student in economics. She attended Harvard Business School and in 1995 she earned her M.B.A. with highest distinction. After business school, she worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. From 1996 to 2001, Sandberg served as Chief of Staff to then United States Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers, under President Bill Clinton where she helped lead the Treasury¿s work on forgiving debt in the developing world during the Asian financial crisis. She joined Google Inc. in 2001 and served as its Vice President of Global Online Sales & Operations until March 2008. At that time, Facebook announced that Sheryl Sandberg would be hired as the company's COO. In 2011, Sandberg was ranked #5 on "the world's 100 most powerful women" by Forbes magazine. She was named as one of the top 100 influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2012. In March 2013, Sandberg released her first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which deals with business leadership and development, issues with the lack of females in government and business leadership positions, and feminism in general. Sandberg is also on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, and the Center for Global Development and V-Day. She was previously a b
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