“Leaning Out” and “Reclining”

About a year ago, I blogged about how I was reading the book Lean In and how I was gleaning quite a bit from it — especially with how I would relate to my daughter and how I wasn’t so sure “leaning in” was for me.

A year and another child later, I still feel the same as I shared in this excerpt here on my blog last March. Continue reading ““Leaning Out” and “Reclining””

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The Benefit of Raising Little Miss Sassafras, According to Sheryl Sandberg

There’s been a lot of media coverage surrounding Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In. She’s been criticized in the press for being an elitest, for her privilege, for a whole slew of claims …ironic mostly because she apparently addresses all this criticism at the beginning of her book …

I haven’t read the book yet and wouldn’t be able to do a full review until I do, but it seems the crux of her argument is that women are their own worst enemies when it comes to the workplace, and that if we really boosted each other up more/supported each other more for our decisions, more women might have the opportunity to sit in the C-suite someday.

That is, if they want it.

And if they don’t, she argues, that’s OK too … we make our own choices. The bottom line is, we have no reason to sell ourselves short if we do want it, simply because of our gender. And, she argues, if we do want it, we need to lean in … not out. Continue reading “The Benefit of Raising Little Miss Sassafras, According to Sheryl Sandberg”