Title: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publish Date: March 11, 2013
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In
is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant
catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of
bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about
women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages,
appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership.
most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the
answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd
feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some
reticence creeps in.
The statistics, although an improvement on
previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour – of 197 heads of
state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in
parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre
eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO and one of Fortune
magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business – draws on her own
experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses
and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small
changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale."
My Two Cents:
you're a young woman in business, you probably heard of "Lean In" by
Sheryl Sandberg. This is a book about women's success factors in the
workplace, finding work life balance, and having a support system at
work and at home in order to make success possible. It really hit home
for me. I've always enjoyed working and it's definitely hard to find the
elusive worklife balance. This book talks about how important it is for
women to get involved in the workplace and to demand equality for equal
work. Sandberg talks a lot about the importance of having a good
support system at home in order to be successful in both work and life.
It's a great read for those women looking for a little push!
hit home for me as I believe all of the support that I've had at home
has made me successful in what I have accomplished in my own life and
what I'm able to accomplish at work. Overall, I found this book to be a
good inspiration for a lot of the things that I've been thinking about
and going through at work. I recommend this book to other young women in
the workplace who are looking for strategies to drive them further and
help them soar higher.