A Review of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

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

I loved this book! There is a lot of great insight.

It has made me much more aware of some pitfalls that I didn’t know were characteristically female in our culture. The most illuminating for me and my career was that we don’t volunteer for challenges that involve things that we don’t know how to do completely and that a man will raise a hand just because he thinks he can figure it out (pg 36). And it mentioned a question that I should have been asking myself all along, “what would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” (pg 27).  I also learned about “imposter syndrome” and “tiara syndrome.” I’m guilty of tiara syndrome all of the time and imposter syndrome sometimes. I hope that being aware of these things helps me overcome them better.

I will also…

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