Lean In - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

Sheryl Sandberg
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Rosalind Einhorn, Sheryl Sandberg’s grandmother was an inspiration to her. At a time when it wasn’t important for a girl to get an education, she graduated from UC Berkeley. Sheryl’s mother graduated from college in 1965 and felt she had two choices that all women of those days had: teaching or nursing. When Sheryl started college in 1987, she and her female classmates assumed they’d do it all – have the career they wanted and have a family. These young women felt that the playing field with their male counterparts had evened.

Things didn’t evolve as the women thought. Twenty years later, all the men Sheryl attended college with are in professional positions. Some of the women work full-time or part-time; many are stay-at-home moms. Many women found that having two careers – one outside the home and one inside the home...

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