Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
In response to Sheryl’s 2010 TEDTalk on the ways women are held back—and the way we hold ourselves back—viewers around the world shared their own stories of struggle and success. This overwhelming response inspired Sheryl to write this book. In Lean In, she shares her personal stories, uses research to shine a light on gender differences, and offers practical advice to help women achieve their goals. The book challenges us to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what we can do, and serves as a rallying cry for us to work together to create a more equal world.
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In Her Own Words
Sheryl speaks to why she wrote the book, how she hopes it will encourage women, and her vision of a world where all our voices are heard.
Talk About Lean In
We encourage you to talk about the ideas in Lean In with friends and co-workers. Get started with one of our discussion guides:
It’s probably not an overstatement to say Sandberg is embarking on the most ambitious mission to reboot feminism and reframe discussions of gender since the launch of Ms. magazine in 1971.
- Time Magazine
Call it Lean In, call it consciousness-raising, call it whatever you want. When was the last time anybody talked this much about a women’s place in the world, period?
- New York Magazine
I nodded in recognition at so much of what Sandberg recounts, page after page, remembering my own early professional experiences and looking back to the days when my children were 5 and 3.
- New York Times
… the wisdom Sandberg shares here is a gift that all women (and all partners who support them, in the workplace or at home) should give themselves.
- Entertainment Weekly
As for ‘Lean In’ itself, I believe that many, many women, young and old, elite and otherwise, will find it prescriptive, refreshing, and perhaps even revolutionary.
- The New Yorker
The real strength of Lean In is in its Rosie the Riveter 2.0 message: You can do it! Here’s how.
- The Guardian
Discuss the book
Too Few Women Leaders
TEDWomen, December 2010
Be a Geek
Makers Profile, February 2012
Towards a More Equal World
Barnard College, May 2011