30 Day Book Challenge Day 9

Day 9 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

lean in

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In my review, I mentioned that I don’t like self-help books. I was worried that this book would be a list of how the workplace is not built for women and how we’ve been excluded from it. But I found that this book was very helpful in vocalizing the issues women face in climbing the corporate ladder, and where they come from. It really helped me figure out where I limit myself at opportunities for growth and why. I really got into it, and I try to think back to the book when I consider my career and the trajectory I would like it to go on. This book will also come in handy when we think about starting a family and will be figuring out what to do that fits our family’s needs with work thrown into the mix. I also came out of the book inspired and with a sense of pride about my abilities and work, and I needed that right then.

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One response

  1. I did not plan to read this book, but now that you are recommending it, I just might. I read an interview with her that made a whole lot of sense, but then I read some piece about her being from a posh background and being able to afford a nanny, and I was turned off again… Does it play into the book?

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