Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women's voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. 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. Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune 's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time 's 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to "sit at the table," seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of "having it all." She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. Written with both humor and wisdom , Sandberg's book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can't do to what they can.
Praise for Lean In (No. 1 National Bestseller) "Honest and brave . . . The new manifesto for women in the workplace." -Oprah Winfrey " Lean In is an inauguration more than a last word, and an occasion for celebration . . . Many, many women, young and old, elite and otherwise, will find it prescriptive, refreshing, and perhaps even revolutionary." -Anna Holmes, The New Yorker "A landmark manifesto . . . Fifty years after The Feminine Mystique . . . Sandberg addresses 21st-century issues that never entered Betty Friedan's wildest dreams . . . Lean In will be an influential book. 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." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times " 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. I hope women-and men-of my generation will read this book to help us build the lives we want to lead and the world we want to live in." -Chelsea Clinton "I approached it wearing two hats-one as CEO [and] the other as the parent of a nine-year-old daughter. In both capacities, I feel that Lean In is a must read." -Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, in Fortune...
Sheryl Sandberg, geboren 1969, ist COO und Mitglied des Verwaltungsrates von Facebook. Nach dem Studium in Harvard arbeitete sie bei der Weltbank und als Stabchefin von Finanzminister Larry Summers unter Bill Clinton. Danach machte sie das Anzeigengeschäft für Google rentabel. Auf einer Party lernte Sandberg 2007 Mark Zuckerberg kennen. Sie hat aus der coolen Klitsche Facebook ein profitables Unternehmen gemacht. Sheryl Sandberg lebt mit ihrer Familie in der Bay Area in Kalifornien.