I would recommend this book to any woman and man who is looking for ways to make away with gender issues in the workplace. We need people in power, both men and women, who can open the dialog needed to make the workplace a friendlier place for women, those with families and those without.Ms. Sandberg, using her own experiences and those of people close to her, makes a case for the advancement of women in the workplace using scientific and business data. Between those damned "work-life" juggles, to acknowledging your ambition and siting at the table, to how to engage your partner to become an equal partner if you're interested in childrearing and advancing in your professional career. She makes a convincing case for acknowledging social conventions for the sexes and blowing past them.In some ways this book is a feminist manifesto but all the way she acknowledges that no two people are the same and what is right for some women is not for others. The gender gap hasn't been closed, so let's lean in and make it happen.
The whole book is filled with anecdotes which will make you laugh, cry and even cringe a bit.
The introduction and first chapters of this book made me cry, because I am the woman described. The one always selling myself short and observing social conventions to be liked. Ms. Sanderberg made me realize even women at the top, have made mistakes on the way there.
I commute 120 miles daily, so I listen to a lot of books. I listened to "A Discovery of Witches" between the 3rd and 4th installments of the Outlander Series (which are great too!).
The subject is not novel: witches, vampires and demons trying to coexist with humans and while finding themselves in some sort of trouble they must sort through. However, I loved Ms. Harkness' scholarly approach, perhaps because the vampires and myself share the same scientific interests, and even caugh myself chuckling at some inspiring yoga classes, dinner dates and outspoken aunts. I do hope a sequel is forthcoming.
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