Lean In - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Sheryl Sandberg
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It’s a mistake to seek out a mentor. After giving speeches, Sheryl usually has several women ask her to become their mentor. She has never had the same request from a man. Mentorship and sponsorship are hot topics at today’s women’s career seminars and the focus of many articles and blogs. These women act on the faulty advice that in order to make it in the corporate world they have to find mentors and sponsors. Oprah Winfrey is often approached by young women who seek her mentorship. She reserves her mentoring for women or men in whom she sees something special; she likes to see that person grow and develop. Sheryl has observed that young men are interested in seeking a sponsor or mentor who can enlighten them on the business end of a company while young women are more...

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