Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

  • May 4, 2014 · 10:30 AM
  • Brumus - Haymarket Hotel

Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in.

The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women.

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.

Learning to 'lean in' is about tackling the anxieties and preconceptions that stop women reaching the top - taking a place at the table, and making yourself a part of the debate.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lean-In-Women-Work-Will/dp/0753541629

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am ill this morning and couldn't make it.

    May 4, 2014

  • Polly

    Sorry I will be 10 mins late

    May 4, 2014

  • Ellie_Owl

    I'm about 15 mins late!

    May 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just so you know, Foyles are selling at at half price. I've already read this some time ago.

    April 28, 2014

    • Elnaz A.

      Thank you for letting me know but as I have already paid amazon for a copy I don't want to buy another copy.

      May 3, 2014

  • Elnaz A.

    hi ladies,

    I am really looking forward to Sunday but I thought i should let you know that I ordered the book off amazon a while ago but i still haven't received it so i might only be a little way through the book if at all by the time we meet.

    April 28, 2014

  • Ellie_Owl

    Hi Jessie, as you will see from the amazon link I posted the book is available to buy now. It is however, only in hardback until September. Even though it's in hardback this book is only around 200 pages long so lightweight, easy to carry around and can be purchased for the same price as your average paperback. I got mine brand new for £8 via play.com, but it's also try abebooks.co.uk and usedbooksearch.co.uk for a similar prices and of course for a lot less cash in kindle and other electronic readers.

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jessie! Thanks for bringing that up! The book was published in March 2013 and is currently available in hardcover and e-reader formats. The hardcover price on Amazon.co.uk is £11.55. As you rightly identified, the paperback is sadly still unavailable. But as the book is a slim volume of just 240 pages, we hope that members won't be put off by having to buy it in hardcover or e-reader formats. It's a thought-provoking read.

    March 14, 2014

  • Jessie H.

    Dear Kay and Ellie,This book will not be published in the UK till Sep 2014.have you got any ideas as to how we can get hold of this book? Best regards while awaiting for an answer and solution

    March 14, 2014

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