Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

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

bySheryl Sandberg

Kobo ebook | March 11, 2013

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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. 

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 distinctio...
Title:Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to LeadFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 11, 2013Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful This was a really good read, but I feel that the concept of intersectionality was not included.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well intentioned I appreciate that Sheryl Sandberg is an advocate for women's success, but I feel that a lot of the information and strategies/action steps are only applicable to a certain type of woman - middle-class, white, with a partner. I would like to see a greater focusing on helping all types of women, especially those who are marginalized, achieve success in all aspects of their lives.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok It was okay, but not on my recommendations.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thoughtful and insightful book... well worth your time.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I recently finished reading this after buying it earlier this year. It was an excellent read, and as a fresh graduate about to hit the workforce, it was very enlightening. Easy to read, great points mentioned, and lots of good advice
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! This book was very informative and empowering for women in all stages of their lives. A must read for all women (and men!) I cannot wait to pick up her newest book! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ! This book is very inspiring and definitely one of my favourite books. It is must read for both men and women. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must read I read this when I was 18 and it empowered me to look ahead into what i want my life to be
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-Read for all Women! This was a very inspirational book. I received this book as a graduation gift, and it provides incredibly useful advice for any young woman beginning their careers. It's also very empowering! My outlook on how I handle my career has truly changed.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book A must read for men and women. It is thought provoking and will make both re-think their views of women. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read I think women and men of all ages would benefit from reading this book. To this day, I still revisit the pages of this book when I need a little boost in confidence. Must read!
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing I read this during a summer in undergrad - it literally changed my life. Every young man and woman must read.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read One of my favorite books, a book that is good for any gender to read. Thought provoking aand full of fabulous insight and advice.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I bought this book for my 'gender issues in management' class in university and it was very insightful and gave me good tips for when i will be going into the workforce.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Both men and women should read this book The women's movement has come a long way but there's still a few challenges that face us in the 21st century. We need both men and women to help each other that's why I think everyone should read this book to gain insight on these challenges. This book was very informative and is definitely definitely thought-provoking.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I am so pleased with this book. I'm a young woman, looking to enter the workforce as a lawyer and I've had so many qualms about the process and my work-life balance. I've spoken about this with my female peers in law and it's interesting to note that we all share similar concerns. What I loved about this book is that I identified with so many aspects of it, and I think anyone, whether male or female should read this book because it is incredibly empowering. There needs to be a sequel to this, with more practical advice, similar to the advice within the negotiations chapter. I'd like to know what sorts of phrases, actions, etc I can use to help me further my goals, how to handle tricky situations (eg. feeling disrespected by a client because you're a woman, etc.)
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, workforce andblife A very genuine testimony, honesty is always the best policy. It is always very interesting to read about the vulnerability of strong women in the workforce, makes reading all themore enjoyable when one can relate. I recommend the book to both men and women.
Date published: 2014-07-21
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 4 out of 5 by from Women, workforce andblife I enjoyed this book. Most of the tips can serve as helpful reminders, if not totally new information, for ambitious women. I was a little discouraged by some of her theories (maintain the status quo until, eventually, there are enough women around to change it), but it provides some food for thought.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, work and the will to lead Easy and insightful reading! Great content!
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, work and the will to lead This was a fantastic book that was continually discussed among my girlfriends, colleagues and other small business owners who I network with. I found the whole time I was nodding my head in agreement and was empowered to want to move forward and continue to pave the way for my daughter and generations to come as women continue to know that they can lead in the workforce and have a family successfully.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, work and the will to lead I loved this book. As a young professional and new mom I found some great tips on advancing my career while taking the time to enjoy my life at home. Though there has been much debate over Sandberg's advice, I feel that there is still a lot to take from this book. I recommend this book to all women and men to gain a greater understanding of what women face in our society.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women, work and the will to lead I picked this book for our book club and all of us enjoyed it. We had thought provoking discussions on marriage, children and careers after reading it. Sheryl Sandberg brings up professional issues that I think are important, under-discussed, under-recognized, and in some cases, people won't acknowledge exists. This isn't necessarily a "how-to" book but more of a book on how to recognize certain traits, characteristics, and behaviors that both men and women possess, and the impact it has on women in the workplace. I applaud Sandberg for stepping outside of her own comfort zone, as she writes early in the book, to bring these issues to the table. She is correct in that the women's movement has somewhat stagnated and that the movement has become complacent, and more women struggle with the "work-life" balance in their careers. I thought her discussion of the topics were fresh, engaging, and insightful. Since I have finished reading this book, I have kept talking about it, thinking about it, and attempting to put the concepts into practice.
Date published: 2014-01-23
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 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring Great read. Lots of practical advice.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic This should be required reading for men as well.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic This book gave me new insight on life as a woman. It's comforting to know that other women have the same conflicts about balancing work and being at home as I do. Sandberg's guidance of trying to make choices that are right-fit for the individual has encouraged me to "lean in" further. I hope that I can concentrate on accomplishing what is important for me rather than trying to be perfect and "having it all."
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Question What would you do if you weren't afraid?
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting but ... Whether one agrees with her views in this book is not of major significance when reading it; rather it is more about learning about one successful woman's experiences - ups and downs as she strives towards her goals in her career, how she handles all the various aspects of her life and some glimpses into the people whom she has come in touch with. I enjoyed reading it and gained a lot of knowledge though after eight chapters the content became less interesting as ideas seem to be more or less the same for the remaining three chapters.
Date published: 2013-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lean In Loved this book. It is a great resource for me to have read at a point in my life that will influence not only my career but also my personal life. I have spoken about many of Sheryl's ideas in conversation with friends since I started this book. I also decided to 'lean in' 5 months before I was going on mat leave and I believe it was the best decision I could have made for myself. I highly recommend this book to all women and men!
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mom Student Government Worker I think this book should be read at any stage of life, helpful reminders that encourage you in your day. Seeing clearly how you value yourself and others. Reminds you of your own blindspots in behaviour and power dynamics. Thank you Sheryl for your kind straight to the point attitude and commitment to empowerment.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lean In Review Loved this book! I believe that everyone no matter what gender needs to read this book. Working for a large corporation I would have to agree with many of Sheryl's theories. I think that regardless everyone wants to succeed in both their professional and personal lives. People who want to make a difference will. Just remember we are all in this together. I believe some of the best ideas and revolutionary technologies have been created by a collaboration of people. I even liked reading the acknowledgments because it showed that many people contributed to this book. I think people who can get along with others and generally want to see both women and men succeed will be the game changers. I think women in the work force need to re-read the section about women mentoring and helping other women. I have had some of the best mentors around that have pushed hard to have others recognize my work. Quite frankly that can help you move up. You need to be your own advocate but it also helps when you have other people cheering from the sidelines. I understand being a woman it becomes competitive because you want to move up faster than your peers, however keep in mind the people who have helped you along the way and try your best to do the same for others. Because like I said we are all in this together. Overall great read!
Date published: 2013-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful and honest Sandberg bears all with insight and humour. She is an inspiration to the human race.
Date published: 2013-04-11
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just finished this amazing book I highly recommend it to all women who want to make a difference in this world.
Date published: 2013-03-31