Sheryl Sandberg is famous for playing all her life roles successfully; activist, technology executive, keynote speaker, chief operating officer for facebook, and an accomplished author. Her name appeared in the annual list of 100 most influential people of Time magazine. Her first published book, Lean In: Women, Work, And the Will to Lead, sold more than a million copies and remained a best-seller since its publication in 2013.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is one of its kind book, tackling a multitude of complex topics: issues of business development and leadership, lack of women in government, and feminism. The book explains the need for being an active participant in the workplace. It preaches women to take a stand for themselves and don’t wait for someone else to come and fix their problems.
Sandberg has pointed out the root causes behind the lack of women in important government positions, corporations, academia, research fields and leadership venues. She not only points out the underlying causes but also provides compelling solutions to empower women to unlock their true potential.
She uses her own life’s decisions and mistakes to portray the daily struggles of women in making right decisions for their career and family life. Her practical advice regarding mentorship, building satisfying career and mastering negotiations will benefit women in all spheres of life. She convinces women with powerful reasons to shun the temptation of “having it all” and set boundaries between needs and wants.
Preaching ways to take control and change the culture of gender discrimination from workplaces, Sandberg has done an excellent job of motivating women to welcome new opportunities in their life.
The book is written in an engaging voice, combining wisdom and humor to inspire women to take action and focus towards individual growth.