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SHE - Book Club: Lean In by Sheryl Sendberg

Hi everyone,

Today I’d like to talk about another book I read and loved:” Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg”. Sheryl is an American executive who has a brilliant career and is currently the Chief Operating Officer and board member of Facebook (the first woman in this position in the company).

I will share some points in her book that made me stop and think about life in general, motivated me to keep on going, and made me admire Sheryl Sandberg even more.

  1. She talks about how she was able to build her career and points out that all her accomplishments are the result of a lot of dedication and support from her husband. I love this not  because I think that her husband was the one responsible for her success or something like that, but because it made me realize that we really do not get ANYWHERE alone. We need to have a support system, and if we don’t have one, we need  to build our own and count on it.
  2. The second point I found to be very interesting is that she mentioned that her decisions were always based on a deeply rational analyses including  spreadsheets, pros and cons and etc.
  3. The third point that she highlights is that it is not only the social barrier that keeps women from growing professionally, but rather the lack of self-confidence and purpose. I believe deeply in this point raised by her and that’s why I believe that we have to work hard in women’s empowerment and support.
  4. The last point I want to raise here is one that connects PERFECTLY with the values hold at SHE – The Project. She explains in her book how important mutual aid is amongst women. She also talks about how important it is for us to come together and support ourselves more and more.

Anyways…  I was just fascinated by her book and her story and really wanted you to know about it. Maybe one day she’ll be one of our SHEs… Who knows! We would certainly love that!

From the bottom of my heart, I’d highly recommend that you give this book a try. As a matter of fact, this is a book to read more than once! Try to absorb the most from each time you read it.

Now… Have you read this book? What do you think about it? Let me know what your thoughts are and you took away from it!

Thank you,

Clavia

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