I am probably really late when it comes to jumping on the ‘Lean In’ bandwagon, but in this case, it’s better late than never. In a world where books like #Girlboss and Not That Kind of Girl are dominating the Best Sellers list, it is no surprise that Sheryl Sandberg is making waves with her first book. Much like the ‘girl power’ books that are out now, Lean In is a tribute to females who want to take on the world. However, this book has a much different tone and more than just being about rising to the top, Lean In is about acknowledging the lack of women in management roles and finding out how all of us (men included) can help to change that.
As a female who has spent a large part of her career in a heavily male dominated corporate setting, I feel somewhat ashamed for not having purchased this book sooner. I heard a lot about the book, but if I am going to be honest I was actually a little worried that the book may be too “feminist” for me (I know….). It’s embarrassing that I could even think such a thing considering I myself have experienced many knock downs in the workplace because I was a woman. However, after devouring the book in only a few days, I felt compelled to share it as this month’s must-read.
Note: This book is for all women, not just those looking to climb a corporate ladder. Sheryl does a great job addressing women in the work force, stay at home moms and those trying to tackle both at the same time.
For those of you not living in 2014, Sheryl Sandberg is the current COO of Facebook and has also spent quite some time sitting at the top of the food chain for companies like Google. Yes, Sandberg comes from a stable family and attended a great school, but there is no question (at all) that this woman has worked hard to get herself where she is today. In fact, some of my favorite moments in the book are when she discusses personal situations and memories where being a woman caused some sort of challenge for her.
If Sandberg does anything with this book, she teaches you to stand up for yourself and to know your worth. You don’t have to be applying for the VP position at Apple tomorrow, but you do have to know that you can do so one day if you want to. I recommend this book to all women (and even men) no matter what age or industry you mat be in!
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