Sheryl Sandberg – Lean In

As a female, a mother, a business owner, and a career woman, I can completely identify with Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook.

She has a new book out, Lean In.

I cannot wait to read it!!

She was recently featured on 60 minutes and is out currently touring promoting her book.

I wonder how many wives can identify with her when she talks about husbands doing the laundry and ‘the reward’?  

Men, you have to watch this video just for this tip!!!

Here’s her 60 Minutes segment…

She talks about trying to be liked all the time.  

How women look at how they got successful so much differently than men.  We say we were lucky, we had lots of help, etc.  The guys attribute their success to their skills and what THEY did.  None of this foo foo stuff.

But that is really one of the differences between women and men in business.  We, as women, often feel obligated to mention and to recognize that we didn’t get to where we are on our own.  Men don’t talk like that.  I’m not saying to not be thankful, but think about WHY you are where you are.

WHY are you successful?

Because you got skills, girl!!!

She says that  Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerburg, inspired her to write this book by what he said during one of her performance reviews.  For you to go forward and ahead of the rest, you can’t make everyone happy.  For someone to be ahead, you know that they have ruffled some feathers.

I am so freaking inspired by Sheryl Sandburg right now.

I haven’t been this excited to read a book in so long.  I really think she’s certainly going to inspire many women in the business world in several ways.  She comes across very approachable and not the stereotypical ‘Corporate Woman’ persona.

Sure she has great degrees, etc. however what does that mean?  I do not have a Harvard degree, but I do have a degree.  Anyone that has going through any kind of college education knows that it is not easy, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.  It is damn hard, I don’t care where you went or what you took.  I just identified with her from that one interview.

Who knows, maybe I’ll have a different view after I read her book.

I just love that she has the balls to put herself out there and say what she thinks {even though I don’t know all of what she has to say just yet}.  I love that she is putting herself out there like not many women have.  She’s saying what a lot of what possibly a lot of women are thinking or have wanted to say but not willing to admit.

What did you think from the 60 minutes interview?

You can pick her book up anywhere I’m sure….

Sheryl Sandburg's Lean In

xo Tara


  1. Elora Shore says:

    Thanks for sharing, Tara! I hadn’t even heard of her before, and her personality and genuine belief and commitment is refreshing!

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