Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:36PM
Heather Hardison

By: Sheryl Sandburg

 

This book is a must read for all women, men in leadership positions that hire or manage women in the work place and for husbands who want to understand how to support and appreciate the strong, independent, hardworking women in their lives, including their wives, mothers and daughters. This read is all about empowerment and finding that leader within. Lean in encourages women to find ways to engage in the areas of their life that they might be holding back from out of fear or self consciousness. Sheryl has a way of creating a call to action that is hard to resist. It is an important read for young women who need to hear the message that leaders come in all sizes, shapes, personalities, intellectual capacities and genders! She gives women important advice on how to present themselves in job interviews, how to gain respect in the work place and how to approach topics with employers regarding raises, promotions and family planning issues that arise over the course of a woman's lifetime. These are issues that are not talked about enough in society, and Sandburg offers a platform for these conversations to start taking place. She is giving women permission to take more control over their lives, their marriages and their careers. She sets a wonderful example for current and future generations of women who are entering the workforce and who need strong female role models. She offers tips on how to juggle work and family as well as this is something that she has had to address during many stages of her career. This book covers every area and topic that women need to consider and address when preparing to enter the work force to build a lifelong career.

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