I read the Time magazine cover story about Sheryl Sandberg and her book Lean In. I heard an interview with Sandberg on National Public Radio, and I listened to the audio book. And, then, I bought the book. In fact, I bought two copies of Lean In—one for me and one my daughter.
The book contains good information and insight for young women like my daughter, Mary Elizabeth, who is about to finish graduate school and begin job hunting, and also for women, like me, who have been working for many years.
I put a post-it to mark pages 25-26, which contains part of Sandberg’s 2011 commencement address at Barnard College.
Sandberg urged the graduates to find something they love doing and then do it with gusto.
“Try—and try hard,” Sandberg said.
“I hope you find true meaning, contentment and passion in your life. I hope you navigate the difficult times and come out with greater strength and resolve. I hope you find whatever balance you seek with your eyes wide open. And I hope that you—yes, you—have the ambition to lean in to your career and run the world.”