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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.

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Women, workforce andblife
July 21st, 2014
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.
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January 28th, 2014
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.
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January 23rd, 2014
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.
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January 23rd, 2014
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.
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January 23rd, 2014
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.
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Inspiring
October 25th, 2013
Great read. Lots of practical advice.
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Fantastic
August 28th, 2013
This should be required reading for men as well.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
August 9th, 2013
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."
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Interesting but ...
July 13th, 2013
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.
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Lean In
June 28th, 2013
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!
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Mom Student Government Worker
June 14th, 2013
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.
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Lean In Review
June 1st, 2013
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!
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Just finished this amazing book
March 31st, 2013
I highly recommend it to all women who want to make a difference in this world.
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