i started reading this book around the time I was struggling At Work and with leadership. I had been sitting at the table but not really going anywhere. this book helped me get somewhere. fortune favors the bold.
Sheryl blends expertise with humility in her book. She tells the reader that to move forward, it is wise to acknowledge various aspects of female status in modern society. This book takes the work of feminism out of the shadows of rebellions into the work of servant leaders that wish to remove barriers only to serve better! Read it!
it felt like the narrator was Sheryl herself. nicely done. I loved each chapter of the book and will be buying the hard copy soon. I heard this book at a time when I moved to India from US, and was considering taking a break from work after working for 10 yrs, also bcoz am pregnant with 2nd child and it's too tiring. Sheryl has encouraged me to dream without being afraid. thanks a lot.
If you can afford full time babysitters and have a private plane where you can fly your children with you, this is the book for you. I read this book years ago and I thought it was great. However more I think about it more I realize how different her life is from most of us. It still a good book but really depends on what is important to you. How much more can we Lean in?
I would recommend this book to women in their mid-20s and less so to women in college, since a lot of it deals with balancing family and work. If you already know a lot about gender inequality in the workplace you may not learn as much as women who are unaware of the disparities, so it would be a great book to give to a woman who you think is struggling to organize her career, to negotiate, to be treated with respect, etc. It could be given to men though I find the book difficult to get through as a woman and think men could benefit as much from skimming it or reading articles that elaborate on the many points that Sheryl Sandberg touches upon.
This book is useful but I give it 4 stars because it is only the start of a conversation and because I believe that it's usefulness has been blown out of proportion in the feminist tech movement.
I love this book! It was so easy to get through. the narrator reads it perfectly. I found myself laughing out loud several times. I also found myself cringing as she touched on areas I know I need to improve on. This book is well worth your time. I know I will definitely keep this in my library to revisit.
Yes, to my female friends, but with some caveats/disclaimers that the book was written with one very small audience in mind.
She nailed portions of the book, but her voice was distracting in others. I found it particularly distracting when she would re-record a word, phrase, or name and insert it into the reading - the change in voice/tone/inflection, etc. was always very apparent. ALong the same line, I could usually tell when she had finished a recording session and started another because the voice changed.
Yes. THe author needs to fill in the gaping holes that weren't addressed in this book; for instance, she needs to target an audience that seeks to take leadership in more commonplace industries and geographies.