December Meetup: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

For December, we will be reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

Description: 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.

Reminder: Time Tested is happy to order a book for you if they don't have it on the shelves - and it's easy! Just call or stop by... they put in orders on Tuesdays and it is often available that Thursday. Be sure to let them know you are with the Sacramento Women's Book Club.

The $5 fee goes to Time Tested Books for letting us use their great space.

Please bring a dish to share with the group (whatever you like!). Thanks!

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  • Donna

    Hi, So sorry that I couldn't be there this evening. Read most of the book and would have loved to hear what you all thought. I think about my Granddaughters and wonder how it is for them. In the 60's and 70's so many things were changing, women's groups, assertiveness training, in the workforce trying to do it like the men, but needing to bring feminine aspects to the forefront. Climbing the ladder had not been my goal. Working in a good organizations for the good of others remains most important.
    What's the book for January?

    December 18, 2013

  • Liya

    My apologies to the folks that I bumped to the waitlist. I had forgotten to limit the total RSVP and only just realized my error. If you're interested in attending, please read the book. We always have last minute cancellations and there is always room for those on the waitlist.

    November 30, 2013

  • Amanda

    A close friend of mine just suggested this book to me! I look forward to joining the book club and discussing it with you all.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • kris

    I really want to read this with you guys! I will most likely be visiting family for the holidays. Can you Skype me in so I can listen?!

    1 · October 3, 2013

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