My mentor introduced me to the book "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg last week.
A book advocating for more women in power, it contained many interesting and valuable lessons, and I enjoyed reading about Sandberg's personal experiences dealing with women's opportunites in corporations, as well as her relationships with others.
Some insights that I found meaningful:
-Sit at the table
Do not be afraid to voice your opinions, staying back will most likely leave you unnoticed
-Be confident about your abilities
Grab opportunities, and do not doubt how prepared you are, your skills, etc.
Most tasks are learning processes; you learn as you take on the job
Like the NYTimes article we read together, this book addressed the concerns of our gender gap and the unconscious biases that society has built into both women and men. I think Sandberg also presented solutions as well as her own experiences to back up her ideas--lean in and be your own leader; and then you will find your own success.
The book is a quick and engaging read, and I would highly recommend it to anyone (holiday gift?).