#24 - motivations - 'leaning in' to your career

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I am a feminist. 

And if you're wondering what I mean by that exactly - I mean that woman and men should be equal. Equal rights, equal education opportunities, equal pay, equal work, equal home life.

So when I stumbled upon Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg about a year ago, I game a big woop of joy, and then proceeded to buy a copy for almost all of my female friends. 

Then I made my husband read it.

And you should too. There's been many reviews of this book since it was first published, but my favourite would have to be Jason Shen's: IGNORE THE CRITICS: LEAN IN SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING MEN

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

If you're not the 'book type' then take a look at Sheryl's TED talk on 'Why we have too few woman leaders':



There's lots of examples of gender inequality in the world, here are just a few of the things that personally bother me:
  1. I work in a big corporate organisation, in a team of about 150 people, yet of our eight senior leaders, only one is female.
  2. When I was hiring a new team earlier this year I hired three males. Why? No female applicants that took themselves seriously. 
  3. Just yesterday I saw a TV advert for Kinder Surprise that said to be more helpful the chocolate eggs would now be coloured blue and pink - to help parents buy the 'correct toy' for their children....
As today's post is about motivation - I will leave you with these motivating quotes from Lean In...

Lean In quote - Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In quote - Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In quote - Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In quote - Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In quote - Sheryl Sandberg

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