LEAN IN: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

By Sheryl Sandberg

In this book, Sheryl Sandberg is keeping the Women’s Revolution dialogue going for women from where she is at age 43. She’s a voice of a younger woman (than most of us) that women can pay attention to.

Her charge is:
How can we create a healthier environment to help women learn how to “lean-in” or be more ambitious?
How can we each “lean-in” for our own lives and see what our own internal barriers are for ourselves?
How can we “lean-in” and take a leadership role in the areas of our lives that we have passion and authenticity?
How can we learn to be more authentic in all our pursuits?

It’s time, she says, to “Internalize the Revolution” and focus more on the internal barriers that are keeping women behind.

For this Women’s Leadership Roundtable discussion, we’d like to start with a dialogue about where we are in our own lives right now as women. What does “lean-in” mean for each of us right now, and does this book give you a charge? Do you agree with her concept of “leaning-in,” and do you agree with some of the internal barriers she has presented? What is your personal charge from reading this book? What is most important to you?

We encourage you to read the book prior to the discussion but don’t let that stop you from attending the roundtable and being part of the conversation.

The links below provide some additional perspectives on the book and will give you an idea of some of the commentary about it in the media.

Article by Maureen Corrigan:
‘Lean In’: Not Much Of A Manifesto, But Still A Win For Women

Article by: Stephen Marche
Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality

Review roundup: ‘Lean In,’ by Sheryl Sandberg

Please join us for the Women’s Leadership Roundtable to discuss Sheryl Sandberg’s book, LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD facilitated by Donna Roe Daniell and Marilyn Akers Stansbury

Date and Time: July 19, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Click here to register

The Women’s Leadership Roundtable is an open forum for women, as leaders of themselves and others, to discuss relevant issues, build community and network, collaborate with, learn from, and support one another. It provides an opportunity for women to engage in thought-provoking discussion with other women and for their views and input to be heard.

Post your comments below


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *