Women’s Issues

Book Reviews, Musings / April 26, 2017

Review: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Title: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to LeadAuthor: Sheryl SandbergGenres: Biography & Memoir, BusinessPublisher: Knopf (March 11, 2013)Format: Hardcover (240 pages)ISBN: 978-0385349949My Rating: 4/5Let me start by telling you what Lean In is NOT: Sandberg’s part-memoir/part-feminist call to action/part-career guide is not a perfect, one-size-fits-all road map for every woman; it is not an all-encompassing solution to the very deep-rooted and complex issue of women’s inequality in corporate America and throughout the world; and it is not a book that claims to know, firsthand, the struggles of the underprivileged or racial minorities.Sandberg makes clear that Lean In is just an opening dialogue to a much larger conversation.  She also acknowledges that her experience as a Harvard-educated, affluent, white woman is one of privilege, and she…

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