Sheryl Sandberg has been in the news a lot this week, showing her incredible strength and drive as not only an executive, but a woman as well. We wanted to honor one of the world’s most visible working women by highlighting some of her infamous “Lean In” tips.
Sandberg’s notes in her best-seller, Lean In, that it is difficult to manage both career and motherhood even before giving birth (something many women can relate to as they head to work in the same flats they wore before their feet ballooned up a size!).
Sandberg believes despite obstacles many women face in the workplace (discrimination, lower compensation, etc), it is possible to still “lean in” with careful planning and a supportive partner. Forbes notes that the five best pieces of advice Sandberg offers are as follows:
- Be more open to taking career risks
- Skip the people pleasing
- Visualize your career as a jungle gym, not a ladder
- Allow yourself to fantasize about your career
- Start a Lean-In circle or peer group of women you can talk to monthly
Do you agree with Sandberg’s tips? Leave a comment below about your experience with working and motherhood!