Book cover - Lean In - Author Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In

Author Sheryl Sandberg

  • Release Date: 2013-03-11
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Our score: 4
From 1,119 Ratings

Lean In Summary

Lean In - The #1 international best seller

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.

Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.

Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential. 

Lean In Review

  • Impactful and relevant

    By Sammysam14
    This book is a must read for any woman who wants to show up more in business or in the home. Sandbergs words provide history of womens rights and personal accounts of how shes handleled success in her career. Her story is inspiring, honest and impactful.
  • Love love love!!

    By Queer09041990
    I really love and definitely recommend this book! It's a great read for women empowerment, especially in the workforce! This does receive many critics because of her economic status, but personally I think she touches on great points! And no matter where in the financial/economic ladder you stand in, what she talks about can be applied to everyone! Apply it to your life and your situation :], it's amazing and very moving overall! And makes me motivated to do more too

    By Redleg65
    I borrowed this book from a friend (Female) that ended up closing the cover within 3 pages. So I was excited to hear the Accomplishments of a women in the IT World and BOY was this book Hyped via CNN, MSNBC and ABC. UGH, I did read it front and back and found it just horrific. Its like someone told her to write this out. Sad Childhood, had to overcome everything and how she struggled as a women in an ALL MALE IT WORLD, REALLY..I think not. Zuckerberg and Her are cut from the same cloth and I don't believe some of what she states: Over dramatizing her struggles. Kick this to the curb and she can now cash out her Facebook stock and leave: No One cares.. Get some real leaders in Facebook.. Just Horrible..
  • A must read for all women!

    By Suhaifa
    This book is definitely a must read for all women. Sheryl takes you through her journey but in every chapter there is something you will relate with.
  • Deserves all the accolades, Sheryl hit a home run!

    By KPBluvsStarbucks
    If I had the time to have read Lean In in one sitting, I would have. Even still, I finished it in a couple of days while still working 11 hour shifts. I was captivated from beginning to end. I applaud Sheryl for being courageous, speaking out & speaking candidly on issues that plague our workforce. I believe many women & men can relate to Sheryl's stories and points. I actively read business/leadership books given my interest in education and self-development; Lean In is one I will recommend & gift on to colleagues, leaders, mentors, family and friends. The amount of advice & insight I gained by reading Sheryl's book was inspiring. Such a large gift of self confidence and self realization for such a small investment of time. Thank you Sheryl for being relatable, sharing your own experiences openly & honestly, and helping influence & impact the next generation of leaders. I'm glad to know I'm no longer "alone" in my feelings professionally or personally in the challenges I have faced. I plan on leaning in... and then some... and being a much needed voice for change because everyone deserves success & happiness!
  • Thoughtfully Written

    By nettles73
    A terrific, well written book. I don't have any kids or a specific career, but I really appreciated Sandberg's insight and experiences.
  • Inspiring

    By Yesgirl15
    This book will fuel, inspire, and feed any growing and curious mind. Great read for any woman and any man.
  • We need to work for a more equal perception of women and men's role in family and society

    By AdrianaColombia
    It exposses problems and situations present in women's daily life but that are rather consealed. Many people just do not understand the situation and just keep on acting as they are suppos to. I liked the part when Sheryl encourages us to start accepting and improving the conditions for men talking care of children and home.
  • Lean In

    By AppGaga101
    This us the best self help book I read for career woman. I wish I have read it earlier, it would have definitely made my work life better.
  • Lean in

    By Nels22:9
    One of the most eye opening books. Such an easy read. Female leaders have many more hurdles than only the workplace. Home, family , kids and the guilt. Loved this book! Live by it! I wish I had read it sonner!