Review: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this book helpful to me not just for the feminist reasons but for some good career advice. I wouldn’t say it is “THE” book, but it definitely has some good examples and suggestions that could be helpful for most women, elite or not. Apart from being competent, this book explains how there are so many other factors that are important to advance one’s career. I could relate to many of the thought-processes that Ms. Sandberg mentioned and see how that particular way of thinking could hamper your growth. It also brings out a very good point that if leaning in helps women in their career, then leaning in towards family helps men equally.

However, I would have loved to have more insight on how the successful women described in this book, launched their careers right after college, because many a times there was a disconnect between college and landing that “career-launcher”. And I felt some of the themes were being dragged on and on and it felt overwhelming.

Overall, I liked this book for good advice, simple writing, supporting facts and sparking a global discussion on a topic that deserved attention and action. I think it was about time. Kudos to Ms Sandberg.

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