Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is a nonfiction book by American businesswoman, women’s advocate, and chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg. The book examines the gender divide and the obstacles that must be overcome in order to establish true equality in the workplace. In this lesson, students will conduct research on author Sheryl Sandberg, the Google corporation, and Anita Summer, and will discuss the opening of the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution.”
Research Activity: Conduct research on author Sheryl Sandberg, her employment at the Google corporation, and on economist Anita Summer. For how long did Sandberg work for Google? What was her position there?
Group Assignment: Assign students to groups of 3-4 each. As a group, develop a presentation that examines the author’s story of her pregnancy while working for Google and the discoveries she made during this time...
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