Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

by on July 22nd, 2013
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Every once in awhile I read a book and think, “WOW!” The last time this happened for me was with the book “Quiet” by Susan Cain. It was a pleasure to read Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In,” a book that redefines feminism for my generation and women in their twenties and thirties who are thinking about leaning into their careers, personal lives, and aspirations.

I listened to the book while driving to and from a remote camp in northern Wisconsin to visit my twenty-something daughter. “Lean In” shared many ideas I wish I would have heard twenty years ago about prioritizing, making good decisions, time management, working smarter, consciously creating balances between personal life and work life, and feeling confident in personal decisions instead of guilt for choosing one facet of life over another. Sheryl Sandberg invites a positive new definition of feminism where women lean in to work, relationships, and life within a context of not pitting choices against one-another, but creating a balance that works for the individual.

As I was listening to this book, I knew it was a book my daughter needed to listen to as well. Somewhere in northern Wisconsin there is a package with this book heading to my daughter. I hope she hears the message and feels confident in her choices to lean in to her aspirations. ~Enjoy~

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