Sheryl Sandberg Lean In Summary

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In her 2013 book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” Sheryl Sandberg argues the stance that people need to take initiative and “Lean In” throughout all aspects of life. Sandberg takes the stance that women deserve equality in the workplace, women in leadership roles, and high political roles. Sandberg acts as a launching pad for Rosa Brooks and Elizabeth Bruenig, who analyze and argue her stance, because Sandberg’s writing gets the conversation started. Brooks and Bruenig take different ideas and points from Sandberg to form their own persuasion of why “Leaning In” may not be the most ideal approach. They also use Sheryl Sandberg’s title in their articles because it acts as their hook and catches the audiences attention to consider their point of view. Brooks and Bruenig need Sandberg in order to analyze and formulate their opinions which is why “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” acts as the soundboard for the two conversations that will be discussed. Sandberg believes equality and initiative need happen to create a society where women are able to thrive, emphasizing her point of “leaning in.” She believes one important contributor of inequality is the leadership ambition gap between men and women. She raises the question of why most women do not move up in the workforce and pursue careers? This goes to support her main argument that more women need to be taking the first step and leaving fear behind when trying to become successful. Sandberg emphasizes

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