Found this really empowering and made me feel more confident returning to work after my leave of absence. Well written and thought out topics. Definitely not a rant but thoughts to make things better !
As a women in engineering for over 25 years, I really appreciate hearing my experiences reflected so accurately and poignantly. Many of these issues are water under the bridge for me, but I am inspired to do better by the women (and men) following in my footsteps. Thank you!
I felt this was not just an informative or useful book, but an important one as well. Very interesting to hear Sheryl Sandberg's journey.
As a male reader of this book it seems like there were points in the book that seemed a bit offensive. However, just kept a very open mind and a realization of a female perspective in the work force. It was a well written book for the most part and am very happy to have invested the time and money in listening to this book. I would imagine it would be very inspiring for a female.
Great book. Worth the read as a male.
I don't understand all the attention or controversy. I don't know...shes a filthy rich feminist who can afford a nanny. I guess that's annoying to some people. It's the smarts that bugged me. l tuned out and almost turned off the book when she described how class participation at Harvard is half your grade and professors can't use lecture notes; and how while at Harvard, she aced an exam after alot of fretting and worry while her brother aced the same exam confidently and without breaking a sweat. See? Guys just don't get wound up with self-doubt like the girls do. Yeah, I get her point. But her example made me feel like a loser. Tough to relate to. So Sandberg is a subgenius She's famous, filthy rich, thin, fit and pretty AND she's all girl power. Good for fabulous Sheryl. But shes right as rain about ladies not reaching the top like they should. Third wave feminism is cresting and still most talented women pack up the kids and leave the beach early to beat the traffic home for dinner. Alot hasn't changed. That's her point. It's STILL a man's world and it's time it wasnt. Woman still prefer being lovers over fighters. And there's still so much fighting to do. On top of everything else she has going for her. Sandberg is right. She's just a little too prissy and perfect to be someone I could know w/o feeling like a loser.
loved this book. This is a recommendation made by my new boss and I was so happy to enjoy this book on my ride in. The book allowed me to have some insight into my bosses thoughts about things we had never spoken about.