“Lean In” Made Simple
Sheryl Sandberg released her first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, co-authored by Nell Scovell and published by Knopf on March 11, 2013. It is about business leadership and development, issues with the lack of women in government and business leadership positions, and feminism.As of the fall of 2013, The book sold more than one million copies and was on top of the bestseller lists since its launch.
Lean In is a book for professional women to help them achieve their career goals and for men who want to contribute to a more equitable society. The book looks at the barriers preventing women from taking leadership roles in the workplace, barriers such as discrimination, blatant and subtle sexism and sexual harassment. She also examines societal barriers such as the fact that women still work the double day and the devaluing of work inside the home as opposed to work outside the home. Along with the latter there are the barriers that women create for themselves through internalizing systematic discrimination and societal gender roles. Sandberg argues that in order for change to happen women need to break down these societal and personal barriers by striving for and achieving leadership roles. The ultimate goal is to encourage women to lean in to positions of leadership because she asserts that by having more female voices in positions of power there will be more equitable opportunities created for everyone.
â€œA truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes. â€
Main article: Ban Bossy
In March 2014 Sandberg and Lean In sponsored the Ban Bossy campaign, a television and social media censorship advocacy campaign designed to ban the word “bossy” from general use due to its perceived harmful effect on young girls. Several video spots with notable spokespersons including Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, and Condoleezza Rice among others were produced along with a web site providing school training material, leadership tips, and an online pledge form to which visitors can promise not to use the word.
Source (Read More): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg
Moral Of The Story (Lean In Solution/Response)
Statement: Sheryl Sandberg Wants Men to Lean In, Too
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Effective, clear, and honest communication is key for a functional global economy and free and open Internet.
A “LeanIn.org” perspective to consider.