🚺 “Lean In” 2.0? Sandberg Levels Up with New Girls Leadership Initiative 🚀
TL:DR; Sheryl Sandberg, author of “Lean In”, launches a fresh leadership program for young girls aimed at tackling age-old gender biases. 📚👧🎓
In the heart of Sioux City, Iowa, Lyrik (last name a guarded mystery) is all smiles, chatting animatedly with her peers during a “Lean In” session at Girls Inc. A scenario that could be straight out of any youthful get-together? Well, not quite.
Remember that groundbreaking book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead”? Yep, the same one that’s been gathering dust on your aunt’s bookshelf for a decade. Its iconic author, Sheryl Sandberg, is now turning those printed words into actionable strides. 🔥 This Thursday, she’s launching a leadership program tailored specifically for our younger sisters, through her foundation. Why? In her own words, to face-off against those “stubborn gender inequities” that have been hanging around like an unwanted party crasher. 🙅♀️
Ever had that niggling feeling that to create a real wave of change, you need to start early? Well, Sheryl Sandberg’s totally on your wavelength! 💡 “What we realized is that in order to really get to equality… we’re going to have to go younger,” she mentioned in her chit-chat with The Associated Press.
So what’s on the curriculum for this leadership course? It’s designed for the middle-school audience (so think pre-teen dramas and first crushes) and is generously peppered with resources for adults, who, let’s face it, sometimes need more schooling than the kids! 🧐 The sessions promise some tough chatter about systems, biases, and all those hush-hush things we often shove under the carpet.
Sandberg raises an eyebrow (or maybe two) with her poignant question: “Who wants to say to a girl… ‘One day you’re going to be in a meeting and some man is going to talk over you… and get credit for your ideas’?” Well, who indeed? No spoilers here, but we’re guessing not many.
Still, it makes you ponder, doesn’t it? As we celebrate these progressive moves, one can’t help but wonder… When will the day come when such programs aren’t a ‘need’ but a ‘been there, done that’? 🤷♀️
And here’s food for thought as you scroll to the next clickbaity headline in your feed: Are we leaning in enough, or is it time to push even harder? What say you? 🤔💬
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