Sheryl Sandberg is an inspiration. She is very well spoken, witty, and humorous. If I am half the leader she is today I will consider myself extremely fortunate.
A must read for every woman young and old. Was especially pleased to read the part on the internalised oppression. If we are to lead we lead ourselves and each other.
The narration was fine most of the time. The narrator often had a voice that sounded like she was a doll or consoling a child. It just felt like she was trying to sound extra girly and her voice was an octave higher than it should be. The topic of this book made me feel like that kind of sound was not appropriate for the book. The editing made it so it was sway between these different tones, I didn't love it. I didn't let these feelings ruin the book for me. I just would have preferred a different narrator.
Due to the statistics and facts that accompany each anecdote it would make it a bit painful to listen to in one sitting.
For the most part, I really liked her message. I like the stuff about work, but things related to having kids doesn't apply to me right now, so I found it less interesting. I think this book is definitely worth the read.
Fantastic book. Very inspiring.
The content definitely loses its edge because the narrator sounds SO young and not relatable to the situations Ms Sandberg discusses. But Ms Sandberg nails it when discussing female achievements, mommy guilt and more.
Based on articles, i thought his book was going to be very different. It is so much better than I thought it would be. It is motivating, has supporting statistics and is well thought out. I really enjoyed this book. It has opened my eyes to a lot going on in even my workplace that I didn't realize before.
This book, and the movement it seeks to engender, means a lot to me. I want to live in the world Sandberg is fighting to bring about where women are valued, respected, and free to pursue the highest levels of achievement. I also want to be free to choose active fatherhood as opposed to slavish devotion to career over family and other vital parts of life. At times I had specific objections and disagreements, and in particular felt it was targeted to a privileged audience, but that does not undermine its fundamental value. I highly recommend it.
I cannot recommend this book to enough people. It was recommended to me several times of the past few years but I never took the time to read it. I had the opportunity to listen to her speak this week so I got and completed it prior to her engagement. This is an excellent book. I will open your eyes and provide you with a chance to use conscious thinking to rewire bad habits to help yourself and the movement to advance women. I truly believe that to know better is to do better so this is an great starting point.
Sheryl's experience with crying in the office and learning the meaning of the "Queen Bee Syndrome" . . . .priceless.
The whole book!
Learning about the Heidi/Howard Klum study made quite an impact with me.
Keep this in mind, there is no such thing as a bossy girl, young lady, or grown woman rather a determined female with executive leadership skills!