“In future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”
“Lean in” is an effort towards realizing the need to eliminate gender inequality and throwing light on the fact that undermining women’s value at the workplace causes them to build internal barriers which in turn hold women back from grabbing opportunities and taking risks.
In her book, Sheryl Sandberg, proclaimed to be one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes shares her own experiences at google and Facebook as a senior level “female” employee as well as interviews of other successful women to help us be aware of the mistakes women tend to commit due to the guilt factor while making career choices.
She shows us different ways, developed through nothing but years of experience to help us take rational decisions for ourselves and feel more confident about them. Having said that, I found every chapter of it to be a new phase in a woman’s life.
Whether you are a young woman ready to embark on your corporate journey or a mother resuming work after being on leave for a few years, ‘Lean In’ shows ways to better manage work life activities with our partners and thus keep our feet intact in both office and home, that too guilt free.
Loved it. It made me realize how many opportunities I was letting go of due to my own internal barriers. The need of men to read this book is as vital to achieve true equality as that of women. And though we live in a modern world that believes in giving equal opportunities, gender biased behaviors still prevails in the minds of many due to the lack of conscious efforts to realize them.
But this can change. Lean In is definitely a curtain raiser which asks women to support each other and stand up for what we deserve without feeling guilty or unworthy of it.