Sheryl Sandberg--Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's
list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business--has become
one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for
millions of women juggling work and family. In
Lean In, she urges women to take risks
and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to
remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels
throughout their lives.
Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and
power--grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in
2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for
women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled.
The talk became a phenomenon and has since been viewed
nearly two million times. In Lean In, she fuses
humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence
and leadership, and practical advice for women based on
research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of
other women of all ages. Sandberg has an uncanny gift for
cutting through layers of ambiguity that surround working
women, and in Lean In she grapples, piercingly, with
the great questions of modern life. Her message to women is
overwhelmingly positive. She is a trailblazing model for the
ideas she so passionately espouses, and she's on the pulse
of a topic that has never been more relevant.