More than 100 members for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating Women Network registered for a webinar held in February. They called for the unique 30-minute webinar to review and discuss “Lean In,” a Sheryl Sandberg book.
In it, she examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled. She explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
Sandberg is a chief operating officer of Facebook and ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.
In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.” She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home.
Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.
The panel of book reviewers included one of our very own featured woman, Barb Higgens, as well as Siân Smith (Noble Corp.), CIPH Women’s Network Chair, Barbara O’Reilly (Rheem Canada Ltd.), CIPH Women’s Network Co-Chair, Garth Wallin (Blanco Canada Inc.), Director on the CIPH Board, and Sean Kelly (Emco Corp.), Director on the CIPH Board.