In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
This is a great read, written by one of the most successful and savvy women in business. Sheryl Sandburg talks with a refreshing candidness, injected with a good dose of humour, about the challenges facing women who are working hard to get to the top in their fields, and about her own personal experiences on her successful career journey. Although she speaks from the corporate boardroom, her approach to business and her philosophy for getting the balance right between work and personal life, should resonate with every woman entrepreneur who is looking to build a brand and a successful business enterprise in the marketplace. She deals with many of the anxieties often experienced by women on their business journey, and many of the preconceptions that others have about women in business, and their ability to make it to the top in their chosen fields. Interestingly, she also recognises the power of women being natural networkers and communicators, and advocates for more women using those natural abilities to help advance their business interests and maximize their potential in the marketplace. For all those women entrepreneurs who have looked at the highly polished and supremely confident businesswomen such as Sandburg and wondered how they manage to apparently achieve it all, this is a really refreshing and candid read that should make us all feel a little better about our own entrepreneurial journeys.
Why LoA loves it:
This is a book that will resonate with many women entrepreneurs who battle daily to make the right choices that are good for business, good for personal development and career, and good for family and relationships. It focuses not on the myth that successful business and career women can have it all, but instead concentrates on how women in business can combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment by making the right choices for them. It encourages women to look for new challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals, providing commonsense approaches to fulfilling personal potential. Sandberg has written the book in a highly accessible and personal style, combining humour and personal experiences to get the message across.