Lean In

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

By Sheryl Sandberg; Nell Scovell
(Knopf, Hardcover, 9780385349949, 240pp.)

Publication Date: March 11, 2013

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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.”  She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. 

Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.




About the Author
Sheryl Sandberg est directrice de l'exploitation de Facebook. Avant cela, elle a ete vice-presidente des operations et ventes en ligne chez Google et chef de cabinet au departement du Tresor des Etats-Unis. Elle vit en Californie avec son mari et leurs deux enfants.




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"The blunt truth is men still run the world," says Silicon Valley executive Sheryl Sandberg รข?? and the problem begins as early as the playground, where assertive boys are called leaders, and assertive girls are called bossy. More at NPR.org

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