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 ...