Facebook's chief operating officer and second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg has penned her first book. It's about an issue near and dear to her heart: helping women get ahead in the workplace.
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Sandberg will release a book called Lean In, which collects research, tips and anecdotes from her experience and others highlighting what women need to do to climb the company ladder, according to AllThingsD.
“I believe that the world would be a better place if half our institutions were run by women, and half our homes were run by men,” Sandberg told AllThingsD in an email. “The book contains practical advice for women — and the men who want to help them — on how to lean in and close the gap.”
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Sandberg has addressed this issue in several speeches over the years. The title is a phrase that she has hammered repeatedly in these speeches, including during a commencement speech at Barnard in 2011.
"We will never close the achievement gap until we close the ambition gap," Sandberg said in that commencement speech. "But if all young women start to lean in, we can close the ambition gap right here, right now, if every single one of you leans in. Leadership belongs to those who take it."
Sandberg finished the book before the Facebook IPO, and plans to give all her profits from book sales to charities that support women. It is set for publication next year.
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