Over the weekend I got my copy of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, which has gotten a lot of press since it came out a few weeks ago. I plan to write a post once I’ve had a chance to read all of it. This article, which responds to some of the themes of Lean In, caught my eye.
Arianna Huffington brings up a few things that caught my eye – the importance of ‘Leaning Out‘ to take care of yourself, and that we are entering a second women’s revolution in which we are changing how the world functions, not just getting our foot in the door.
To start with… For Arianna Huffington, the wake-up call came in 2007. Long hours spent building the Huffington Post, carting her youngest daughter around the country on college visits and working through the night to make up for what she considered “lost time,” she finally fainted from exhaustion one afternoon in her office. She hit her head on her desk and broke her cheekbone; it took five stitches in her left eye to put the Power Woman back to rights.