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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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    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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    Women, work and the will to lead

    Easy and insightful reading! Great content!

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    What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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    Powerful and honest

    Sandberg bears all with insight and humour. She is an inspiration to the human race.

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    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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