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Lean In
By Sheryl Sanberg
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Lean In - Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is a 2013 book written by Sheryl Sandberg, who served as the chief operating officer of Facebook at the time of publication. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, co-authored by Nell Scovell and published by Knopf on March 11, 2013. Lean In is a book for professional women to help them achieve their career goals and for men who want to contribute to a more equitable society. The book looks at the barriers preventing women from taking leadership roles in the workplace, barriers such as discrimination, blatant and subtle sexism and sexual harassment. She also examines societal barriers such as the fact that women still work the double day and the devaluing of work inside the home as opposed to work outside the home. Along with the latter there are the barriers that women create for themselves through internalizing systematic discrimination and societal gender roles. Sandberg argues that in order for change to happen women need to break down these societal and personal barriers by striving for and achieving leadership roles. The ultimate goal is to encourage women to lean in to positions of leadership because she asserts that by having more female voices in positions of power there will be more equitable opportunities created for everyone. Edit Description (Description last edited by saivamsi)
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 Love it   July 9, 2013   Report Abuse
By dougyfresh     See my 7 reviews »
I just finished this book - it's very well written and delivers a powerful, yet simple message. It's about time a successful woman created some energy around the "women in the boardroom" topic. I know my company is better off because of Cheryl's book.
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 Time to read this book   July 7, 2013   Report Abuse
By marknooly   See my 5 reviews »
Lean In was an easy read and a great reminder of how we need to acknowledge differences to achieve equality. Feminism--the movement for equal rights for women--has gotten us far but we are not there. As one colleague said, it was great to have the research and the stories and ideas for change in one place. Men and women will find pearls in this read...and it is an easy read.

While I will need to write down some of her most important points of how to advance, I will never forget her story of discovering head lice on her child while flying in a private jet. I hope Ms. Sandburg plans to write a second volume with more advice on how to manage career advancement.
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