I appreciate her validation of freedom of choice to be ambitious or to choose raising kids and her multi-perspective of men's positions in the scheme of things as relating to women and work. This book is not just for women and not just for people in careers, it's for everyone.
Every women, career-minded, honored & dedicated stay at home moms, singles, high schoolers, & college women alike can relate and use this as an enlightened tool as you enter the workplace.
Men can and should listen and really hear how we can all move forward and lean in to each other.
She digests the complex role of being a woman who wears many hats! Bottom line, find your happy place and do what the H E double hockey sticks you want. Do not let a term define you and do not be afraid to LEAN IN! Celebrate you FEMININE UNIQUENESS! You are going to make plenty of mistakes along the way, but that is part of the journey! This book is brilliantly organized and eloquently written! I love smart people. Especially, SMART WOMEN who inspire you to chase your dreams no matter how conventional or unconventional they may be! Thanks Sheryl for inspiring a generation!
This was my first book to read & understand how to better position myself at my company. It uses stories to illustrate the message contained within, which makes the book even more entertaining and helps the reader better understand. I really believe that thus us a must read for women in the workplace.
It's reassuring for women who feel like everyone is trying to put them in a box.
Loved the book I do not have children that I did not relate but valued the information it provided chapters 10 and 11 resonated with me most and it's insight on sexism in the workplace the information is invaluable.
I would recommend this book. Sheryl sounds like an amazing person and I think she is truly passionate about helping women "lean in". We need more people like her.
I recommend any book by -or about- Ayn Rand. It's about the producers in the world. Only capitalism creates wealth. Sheryl has been involved with companies that create wealth. Celebrate the producers in this world.
As a career oriented, successful and ambitious woman who works 50-90 hours a week (and has been for the past 18 years!) I thought I would enjoy this book. Well... I did NOT.
All this talk about getting ahead in the rat race made me decide to make a career change - to more normal hours and prioritizing my family and friends more - by taking either on a project less here and there or even switching to something else entirely instead of squeezing it all on top of each other and the constant busy-ness.
Life is so short, I don't just want to be a super human time organizer and task master (which a lot of the book is about), I want to enjoy it without rushing through my days. Have you ever been irritable because you were tired, stressed or occupied with work and brushed someone who cares about you off, maybe hurt them with your absence time and time again? I have.
After losing a loved one or a family pet what I think about is the time I spent with them, not what I could afford financially or my career. Sometimes all we want is more time which money cannot buy...
I appreciate the truths about womanhood and the difficulty we have with speaking up and the hardships we have with being heard.
2 Concurrent goals: long term dream and 18 month plan
Perfect pitch! Motivating voice!
Time waits for no one: #leaninnow
I wish I could have read this book decades ago when I began my career. I'm buying a copy for my 22 year old daughter who just graduated from college and is starting her first 'real' job. The book is full of insight and helpful information.