Lean In - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

Sheryl Sandberg
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From an early age, girls get the message that they will have to choose between career and family. Too much planning ahead is not productive. The thought of having children is in the back of the woman’s mind. As she matures and has a love interest, that notion begins to move to the front of her mind. A young female lawyer may decide not to go for partner status because the thought of children overrides such ambition. A woman who turns down too many transfers or challenges soon won’t be considered for them. After the woman returns to the workplace after giving birth, she suffers from her lackluster performance before maternity leave and the missing time during maternity leave. She senses she will never get to the top and scales her activities back even further. Eventually, if she can afford to...

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