Thank you Sheryl for writing this book. I am one of those who are against feminism but once realize what is the definition of feminism, all for it. Listening to this book helped me with to recognize the hesitation within me when faced with great opportunities. The guilt of working full time, balancing family and professional life, she nailed it. The research data on gender differences/ expectations in the workplace and at home. The info on the Hilda and Herold experiment. Those are all so helpful with understanding the world around and identify need for change.
It's been on my wish list for a while but I never had much interest in reading. As I'm expecting my second child and kind of stressing about how I will function and run my biz I decided the time was right to listen. It was great! A really nice perspective and very validating that you are not harming your child if you work, and are in fact helping your child. The end gets a bit mushy but a solid 4 stars.
It made me to think, "Women can succeed, if they started to go for their goals, rather than thinking of the hurdles on their way."
Love the humor, real life examples, and the encouragement for women and men to lean in. Nightly recommend this book! Really puts perspective into my own career and I can't wait to continue the conversation.
This book had GREAT key points but could have been drastically condensed! Many of the chapters I felt blurred together in repetition of the previous chapter. The narrator is what kept me going!
I liked it. I was wondering more about seizing opportunities and how to align yourself in preparation for them, but this was good. I appreciated the correlation between more equal roles and happiness in marriages.
In my opinion this book was written from a condescending/elitist viewpoint. It seemed it was written as some sort of politically correct marketing shtick for Sheryl Sandberg to add to her (admittedly impressive) resume prior to running for office. It lacked even the illusion of truth, courage or sincerity. I think it probable that this is simply a poor reflection of someone who should be a very interesting woman.
As a self-made, successful business woman, I found it nearly impossible to identify with much of this woman's story or ideas on perceived women's issues in the workplace. I found the story to be self-indulgent and vain in satirizing her role in women's issues.
Not for me
I would like to know who this woman really is so long as she is not the character portrayed in this book - a lock-stepped one percenter regurgitating all of the P.C. memes of the moment. However, after reading this (a gift from someone) and listening to it; I have no idea of who she really is. It comes across as contrived artifice. For that fact alone, it receives a big thumbs down from me
girls that are not happy in the World by looking at the problems of a "mens World", be the solution better.
great listening, great reading
not what I looking for.
A truly eye opening and inspirational book. I have read it before but purchase the audio book so could listen to it at work and continually be inspired. I want to achieve big things and this book helps me consider aspects of the workplace, social norms, and my gender that I. need to be mindful of to achieve my goals. Thank you Sheryl for this book.
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.