lean in: women, work, and the will to lead

I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book, because it really is a powerful collection of facts, anecdotes, and insight into women and leadership. We know now that success and likeability for women are inversely correlated, but Sandberg’s voice is warm and friendly even when she’s talking about her own incredible rise to the top, and her writing is just graceful and diplomatic enough to identify a subconscious problem with women in one sentence and then highlight a larger, institutional fault with society or the corporate world in the next. This book is a must-read for everyone. I’ll definitely be revisiting chapters in the future (like “Are you my mentor?”), and my only complaint is that there is so much more that could have been included to take this from an extended thesis to a real, substantial work of non-fiction.

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