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Hokey Pokey: Lean in, Lean out

March 4th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books | Work

Two friends, also consultants, have started a business book club and launched it with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. It’s a book that’s been sitting on my shelf but as a woman who left the full time workforce and is now staying home, working differently, I thought I might find judgment in the pages.

Once I actually cracked the book open I found a wealth of information that’s been really meaningful to me as a woman making my way the best way I can. Sandberg cites studies that prove women are viewed differently in the workplace, but she also provides hope for change.

Sheryl Sandberg is an example not of doing it all but of getting it done. She argues that women need to lean in – focus more on what they want – which I agree with. Going into this book I was concerned that my decision to leave full time work was something Sandberg was going to shame me for, but I have not felt that at all.

I feel supported and inspired.

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