Does it ever seem that the business world is a boys-only club? For all the social progress women have made throughout the world over the past several years, there is still a conspicuous dearth of women in corporate leadership roles. In the audiobook Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, narrated by Elisa Donovan, author Sheryl Sandburg explores the various reasons for women's absence from the highest offices of executive power, and demonstrates how women can use their unique skill sets to offset years of prejudicial thinking and make their mark in the world of business.
In this book, Sandberg posits that the rise of women has stalled at the highest leadership positions. She cites the paltry smattering of women CEO's and other high ranking official positions as evidence that despite their progress, women are still not being placed in the highest positions.
She then goes on to comment on how confidence and self- assurance can help women bypass the barriers that stand between them and the highest levels of success. She infuses humor and personal anecdotes into her narrative, which is written with the intent to ensure that women know that, if they are indeed talented, their gender cannot stand in the way of their success unless they let it.
A former executive with Google, member of the Clinton Administration, and current COO of Facebook, Sandberg is a prime example of a successful woman in business. At only 43, she is incredibly accomplished and was named the #5 most important women in America by Forbes magazine in 2011. This is her first book.
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In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.
Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the forthcoming book 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.