I’ve been telling all my friends how much I love this book. It really speaks to me. Sheryl Sandberg’s stories and strategies for being a successful communicator are something I keep telling everyone. I also enjoy her perspective on feminism. “This is not a feminist manifesto-okay, it’s kind of a feminist manifesto, but one that I hope inspires men as much as it inspires women.
Whatever this book is, I am writing it for any woman who wants to increase her chances of making it to the top of her field, or pursue any goal vigorously.”
Here of some of my other favorite phrases:
From the Success & Likeability chapter: Women need to shift from thinking “I’m not ready to do that” to thinking “I want to do that-and I’ll learn by doing it”.
“Taking initiative pays off. It is hard to visualize someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do.”
“Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, believes that learning to withstand criticism is a necessity for women’ ‘we should let ourselves react emotionally and feel whatever anger or sadness being criticized evokes in us. And then we should quickly move on.”
I highly recommend this book to all women, regardless of where they are in, or out of the workforce. There are fascinating chapters on being heard, effective and how to have work/life balance. I agree that men could appreciate this book and hopefully help them understand their female colleagues more.