discuss "Lean In: Women, Work, & the Will to Lead" by Sheryl Sandberg



Please plan to purchase a bottle of wine at Wine Lover's for group tasting. Cheese &/or dessert will be provided. If you prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, please bring a drink. Don't forget to bring a book suggestion, too!



About "Lean In" from Amazon.com:

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.”  She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. 

Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.


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  • Christine

    I saw this a while back, and you may not think it relates but.....It is always good to hear different prespectives. http://youtu.be/xPAat-T1uhE

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • Terra T.

      Very touching... I KNEW I loved Dustin Hoffman!

      September 26, 2013

  • Gisela

    Did you see these books that the CEO of Amazon asks all his execs to read? Anything on this short list for our group?

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • Christine

      Thanks for sharing Gisela. I will definitely check these out.

      September 26, 2013

  • Jose A.

    I couldn't attend the meeting (something came up at the last minute) but I read the book and I can say it relates very well to couples that have been able to balance work and family, something that is difficult to achieve in the U.S. - My personal opinion, Europeans don't have these type of issues.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Christine

    Great discussion with a well rounded group.

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Christine

    I enjoyed our discussion very much. Always nice to hear different perspectives.

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Terra T.

    Related info submitted by club member Al Hinkle: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, gained $821 million from shares that vested in 2012 and received another $25.6 million in stock, Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook said in a late Friday proxy filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. That's on top of a $328,000 salary and $277,000 bonus.

    That's a lotta lettuce! =-) Go Sheryl!

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Elle

    This sounds great - I'd love to join!

    August 31, 2013

  • Gisela

    Yes, I'm in.

    August 26, 2013

  • Jan

    What book will we be discussing in September?

    August 11, 2013

    • Terra T.

      Hi Jan, The September book is still up for voting. Please see the poll located under the "More" heading at the top of the webpage to select the option you'd most like to read!

      August 11, 2013

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