While I admittedly never finished "Lean In," I have really enjoyed the "Women at Work" series in the New York Times by Adam Grant of Wharton and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook. The most recent column focused on why women did not speak up more at work. I identified with this article, found the research and insights behind the writing interesting but not surprising, and promptly shared with my father and boyfriend. There's lots to be done in order to improve this, with a focus on the bigger picture:
"The long-term solution to the double bind of speaking while female is to increase the number of women in leadership roles. (As we noted in our previous article, research shows that when it comes to leadership skills, although men are more confident, women are more competent.) As more women enter the upper echelons of organizations, people become more accustomed to women’s contributing and leading."