Lean In By Sandberg Summary

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“Lean In” is a book that simply analyzes the plight and challenges faced by women in the society, both in the social and political arena. Written in a first person narrative, the writer begins by giving her own personal experience on the challenges she faced trying to balance between pregnancy and work. She notes that until her pregnancy, expectant mothers in her working place had no preferential treatment, such as reserved parking lots. They had to struggle for the few available spaces with their colleagues (Sandberg and Scovell). This is until she brought up the issue to her bosses, whom like her; it had not appeared in their mind that expectant mothers working in the company needed reserved parking. She further narrates how women …show more content…

A larger percentage of men still run states and governments in the political field compared to women as well as in the parliamentary representation. That even though the number of the females joining colleges and the job market has increased more than that of the males over the years, they still earn less in compensation as compared to their male colleagues. This is despite the fact that female’s rate slightly above males in working rate productivity. She notes that even though the number of women and men entering the job market is almost equal, the number of women climbing up the ladder keeps on decreasing over time. It is even astonishing that she could not find some public utilities such as a bathroom in some senior offices, not that this utilities were not constructed but because those meant to use it no longer use them and are not there at the senior levels. Towards the end of the book, she tries to suggest a solution to not only the challenges facing women but the world at large. The obvious answer to this is by empowering more women. Trusting more women with powerful position is a step towards realizing this fact. A world as well as homes ran by half the number of men and half the number of women promotes a diversity that will improve the collective performance of the

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