I recently did a review on The Good Girls Revolt, which deals with inequality at the workplace. After that book I was so intrigued by the topic, that I started searching for more. That’s when I stumbled upon Lean In, an impressive piece of writing that every woman (and man) should take to heart!
Sheryl Sandberg is one of the most successful women of our time. She worked for the US treasury department, for Google and has been COO of Facebook for about 10 years now. So when somebody like Sheryl speaks up about challenges women face at the workplace and on their way to success, you listen up!
Lean In features episodes from Sheryl’s life but also stories from some of her colleagues/friends. She points out where the biggest challenges lie and what needs to change. In society but also within ourselves. With this book, she gives each woman a tool for making her way to the top.
This book is a slap in the face – in the most positive way possible! For me it came as a wake-up call. Sheryl Sandberg points out many mistakes women (herself included) make in the professional world. I was kind of angry with myself when I realized how many of those I had already committed in the past without even noticing.
Many of the things Sandberg mentions happen unconsciously but it takes concious effort to change our little habits and to lean in.
What I love about this book is that it’s 100 % relatable. No matter how perfect you are, I bet you’ll find something in there that you did. But don’t get me wrong, Lean In isn’t just pages full of criticism. Continue reading