Many intelligent women tend to leave their professional careers and become homemakers for various reasons. One of the vital reasons is that women find it impossible to balance the growing career pressure and meeting increasing family demands. Sheryl Sandberg, in this book ‘Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead’ provides solution to this issue and guides women on how to find the perfect balance in life.
The solutions given in this book are pragmatic and are based on practical experience and academic research. Sandberg uses various personal anecdotes and thus allows readers to peek in her highly successful career. And during this discussion, she touches various pressing issues like race, class and sexual identity. The author backs her views with strong arguments and makes the book an engaging read. She also talks about other powerful women in the world like Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo and Peggy McIntosh. The narration is flawless and the personal touch enhances the value of this book.
About the author
Sheryl Kara Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook and member of the board of directors at Facebook. She is also a technology executive, activist and author. Before joining Facebook, She worked with Google and the United States Secretary of the Treasury, Lawrence Summers. She completed her M.B.A. with the highest distinction from Harvard Business School in 1993 and also co-founded an organization called Women in Economics and Government during her stay at Harvard. In 2012, she was included in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine and was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2013. She has also authored the book, Lean In – For Graduate.
The book, ’Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead’ is an engaging read for anyone who is interested in gender equality and other pressing issues.
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