Lean In by Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg

Posted by | · · · · | Leadership Theory | No Comments

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of those graduating from college, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means 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 common sense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Her book is a compelling call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. It is certainly a conversation starter and good place for women to begin to think about what they can do, rather than what they can’t.

Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful women in business and Time’s 100 Influential People in the world. In addition she is a mother of two and tragically lost her husband in May, 2015. Her response to that grief and the vulnerability with which she was able to share it, echoed with hundreds of thousands around the world and lends even more credibility to both the woman she is and the words she writes in this book.


Title: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
Author: Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg
Format: Book
Published: 2013
Publisher: NSLF
Access: This book is available to borrow in hard copy from the NSLF Library. Contact the librarian to arrange collection.

No Comments

Leave a comment