Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

By Sheryl Sandberg
Read by Elisa Donovan

6.43 Hours 03/11/2013 unabridged
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The #1 international best seller In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace. Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home. Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential. 

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

One of the New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2013

An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013

A #1 USA Today bestseller

A #1 Amazon bestseller

A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March2013

The #1 international best seller

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.

Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.

Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sheryl Sandberg has done a tremendous service with this work. It offers a vital and sharp message, for women and men…Provocative, practical, and inspired!” Jim Collins, New York Times bestselling author
“Sandberg’s message matters deeply: it has a shot at bringing about a cultural change that would improve the lives of all women.” Time
“Grade: A…Lean In is the most cogent piece of writing I’ve encountered that speaks to the internal and institutional forces that can trip up an ambitious woman.” Entertainment Weekly
“Inspirational…Sandberg offers concrete suggestions on how to make our work and home life more satisfying and successful.” Forbes 
“Writing this book was gutsy…It will open the eyes of women who grew up thinking that feminism was ancient history, who recoil at the word but walk heedlessly through the doors it opened. And it will encourage those women to persevere in their professional lives.” New York Times
“An inspiring tutorial.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“A muscular manifesto on the gender inequities of the professional world.” Los Angeles Times
“Compassionate, funny, honest, and likable.” New York Times Book Review
“Sandberg recounts her own experiences and dilemmas with great honesty, making it easy for women across cultures and geographies to identify with her. She spells out much that is well known about the problems working women face but rarely articulated…In every word she writes, Sandberg’s authenticity shines through.” Business Today
“What Sandberg offers is a view that shows twenty-somethings that choices and tradeoffs surely exist, but that the ‘old normal’ of blunting ambition so that you can fit in one category or another does not have to be the way it is. And that each of us has a say in what comes next. And that includes men.” Atlantic
“A new generation of women will learn from Sandberg’s experiences, and those of her own generation will be inspired by this thoughtful and practical book.” Publishers Weekly
“A compelling case for reforms that support family values in the continuing ‘march toward true equality.’” Kirkus Reviews
Lean In is a superb, witty, candid, and meaningful read for women (and men) of all generations.” Condoleezza Rice, former US secretary of state
Lean In is essential reading for anyone interested in righting the injustice of this inequality.” Sir Richard Branson, chairman, the Virgin Group
“To tackle society’s most pressing problems we need to unleash the leadership of both women and men. Lean In shows us the path and is an absolutely invaluable resource for the next generation of leaders and those who support them.” Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO, Teach for America
“The key to opening some of life’s most difficult doors is already in our hands. Sheryl’s book reminds us that we can reach within ourselves to achieve greatness.” Alicia Keys, singer
“Sheryl brings all of her insight to Lean In…With her ideas and actions, Sheryl will help to define leadership in the years to come.” Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric
“The book is smart and honest and funny. Her words will help all readers—especially men—to become better and more effective leaders.” Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, Facebook
Lean In poses a set of ambitious challenges to women: to create the lives we want, to be leaders in our work, to be partners in our homes, and to be champions of other women. Sheryl provides pragmatic advice on how women in the twenty-first century can meet these challenges.” Chelsea Clinton
“The gee-whiz tone in Elisa Donovan’s appealing voice, both youthful and credibly assertive, is a fitting way to perform this thoughtful reminder of how much gender bias still operates at the top levels of most US institutions. She sounds fresh and easy to hear but also intelligently connected to every theme and nuance in this important book.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Candice 9/13/2017
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Truthful and Helpful

I picked this up because of all the hype over Sheryl Sandberg and this book and wanted to see what it was all about. I heard accusations of her "blaming the victim" and moving backwards in feminism but this book is the opposite of that. She admits that she wishes things were better for women in the workplace, but in the meantime gave ways we can make our own way and try to break through the barriers. She uses numbers and facts to make her points as well as her personal experience at Google, Facebook and as a mother. It definitely gave me some insight and tools for navigating the workplace in my future.

Also the narrator was great too, I kept forgetting it wasn't actually Sheryl Sandberg doing the reading!
by Ali 9/13/2017
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What an inspiration!

Sheryl Sandberg is a true inspiration! I've learned that I'm such a "typical" woman in the workplace and I want to change that more then ever before.

Author

Author Bio: Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook. Prior to working at Facebook, she was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and chief of staff at the United States Treasury Department. She lives in Northern California with her husband and children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English