Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.
Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and power - grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in 2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled. The talk became a phenomenon and has since been viewed nearly 2,000,000 times. In Lean In, she fuses humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages. Sandberg has an uncanny gift for cutting through layers of ambiguity that surround working women, and in Lean In she grapples, piercingly, with the great questions of modern life. Her message to women is overwhelmingly positive. She is a trailblazing model for the ideas she so passionately espouses, and she's on the pulse of a topic that has never been more relevant.
©2013 Sheryl Sandberg; 2013 Random House Audio
I have three daughters therefore I thought this book would be helpful in guiding their futures it is not just for women. Her words on marriage and how much personal relationships being in the business world are invaluable.
Felt like she could've said the same thing in half the time.
I'm a mom of 2 and work full time. I struggle with guilt every day bc I would rather be with my kids and work part time. I don't agree with the lean in idea for women to "be more equal to men"... I think that we shouldn't try to be equal, we should just work to be our best. Stop comparing us to men. Sorry you had those experiences, but not everyone does... Maybe it's just what you drew into your life.
Also didn't like the narrators voice. She sounded too young for me. Was looking for a more mature voice.
Say something about yourself!
This is an excellent listen for not only female professionals but any leader in corporate America. I felt like Sandberg was speaking directly to me! Very motivating and well-researched. Elisa Donovan is a good choice for narrator.
I have never felt so empowered by knowledge. The book enlightened me. It is such an important book for women, of course, but it is just as important for men. As a man I am better for reading it. This book changed me in the best possible way. READ/LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! it is amazing
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.
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