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Thursday, April 17, 2014

New In 2014 - Lean In

By now, most of us have at least heard about Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and her book entitled “Lean In.”  In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

We think that this book is relevant to us as women, and as leaders of girls. Longtime attendee Julie has graciously agreed to lead a discussion of this book on Saturday afternoon, between the end of workshops and dinner.  Read the book, think about it– and bring your reactions and ideas!  And don’t worry – this is an addition to GE and you won’t miss any workshop opportunities. All are welcome to participate.  So borrow or buy the book, read (or skim!) it, or just drop in to find out what it's all about!


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  2. Since we are having the discussion on the book Lean In, I decided to download it to my Kindle over the weekend. I have only read 1 chapter, but coming from a totally male dominated workplace, I found this quote to be interesting: "Men get promoted based upon future potential. Women get promoted based upon past accomplishments."
    Does anyone else find this to be true?

  3. Yes, Sue, I think this is true. I also think that the potential that is spotted in males is not solely their technical/professional/business potential but the potential to be a 'good mate' that is, to participate in the tangential activities popular in that work sector such as golf, running, softball, basketball (think President Obama!) etc.

    I also downloaded the book to my kindle - it was only $5 and I'm looking forward to the discussion.