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Leaning In

What If Someone Told You to Jump Off a Cliff

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

I was one of those kids in school whose hand always shot up with answers. Well, to clarify, that was in history and English -- and probably not ever in math or science.

As You Wish: 3 Keys to Having More Than it All

Chris Deaver | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Chris Deaver

Some say it's impossible to "have it all" and that you need to make tough choices and move on. Choose the promotion. Or choose family time. Or choose exercise. Or pick a hybrid and give as much as you can knowing something will suffer along the way.

Not All Women Get To Decide Between Opting Out And Leaning In

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

In the ongoing Mommy Wars, the stay-at-home mother has been, at turns, revered and demonized. But there's a third reality that rarely enters the discussion: Moms whose choices to do one or the other -- stay home or return to work -- are not really choices at all.

Women's Lack Of Confidence Doesn't Cause Inequality. Sexism Does.

Amanda Duberman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Amanda Duberman

We cannot treat a lack of confidence as an involuntary affliction to be tiptoed around, or as an irrational response women just need to get over already. Especially when confidence is not just a prerequisite for a job, but a requirement of the job itself. 

The Awesome Moment That Made Sheryl Sandberg And Megyn Kelly Become Friends

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women

When Sheryl Sandberg saw Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly "lean in," she knew she'd found a kindred spirit. In May 2013, Kelly gave fellow Fox News p...

Shape Your Mommy Legacy

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Sollmann

It's all a matter of perception and communication. When children are home they often see mothers preparing meals, helping with homework, folding laundry and doing other tasks that seem familiar, easy and routine. They're not as aware of what else mothers out of the full-time workforce do while children are at school.

#BanBossy... LOVE IT!

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Keisha Sutton-James

I see it as my job as mom to help my girls be who they naturally are and to live out their lives, not those that "they" have prescribed are acceptable for her. I see it as part of my job as a media professional to help girls see positive images of themselves and to help young women become more of what they want to be.

Don't Ban Bossy. Embrace It.

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

I love that LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts have partnered to help empower girls and encourage them to lead. I love what they're doing. I just don't love how they've chosen to word their message.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

The One Thing That's Holding You Back (And How To Let It Go)

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis Power

But just because most of us spend our careers sitting, that doesn't mean we have to sit back or sit out from the full reach of our abilities. So, let go of your ego. Expose those vital organs. It's good to lean in. But we can also sit tall.

Americans Prefer Male Bosses (Fun Fact: Women Are Better Managers)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Even though the evidence is piling up that women tend to be better managers, a larger share of Americans continue to say they'd rather be managed by m...

Ladies, Are You 'Leaning In' This Football Season?

Tiffany Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Tiffany Williams

Since I've known my husband, I've hated football. Not because I think it's a barbaric sport, but because it means that the man I love will be glued to the television screen for at least eight hours EVERY Saturday and Sunday, and I will be S.O.L.

Leaning In: It's Never Enough, Apparently

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Kayley Kravitz

It's wonderful that so many females are going to college and carving out their own paths. Just remember not to let anyone -- boyfriend or not -- make you feel guilty about what you have achieved.

Lisa Belkin

What Mothers Really Want: To Opt In Between (INFOGRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

The discussion over Opting Back In continues, in response to Judith Warner’s New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend, "The Opt-Out Generati...

Leaning In and Out: My View From Both Sides

Marcia Cross | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Marcia Cross

Where I sit now is simply in awe, in awe of women "leaning in" and "leaning out" and the brilliance of their day-to-day achievements. Both journeys are all encompassing and require talent, endurance and devotion.

How Working From Home Could Hurt Women

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

Flexible working policies have been championed by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and other influential women as a viable solution to the work-life bala...

Why I Won't Lean In

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women
Vanessa Garcia

The problem with leaning in is how similar it is to submission. It's no surprise that Sandberg's book hits the bestseller list in the same era as Fifty Shades of Grey, the book that so many women called "hot" but was, in fact, a true setback for us all.

7 Tips for Breadwinner Wives Feeling the Strain

Next Avenue | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Women who earn more than their husbands in midlife often get an unwanted bonus: tension in their marriage. Here’s how to...

Why Ali Wentworth Turned Down A Dream Job

Posted 06.06.2013 | Parents

Actress and author Ali Wentworth, who hosts Yahoo's Daily Shot, brought her signature humor to a panel at The Huffington Post's Third Metric conferenc...

What I Chose to Lean Into

Lauren McCabe Herpich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Lauren McCabe Herpich

I have to admit that I feel like my life has been filled with constant leaning in and leaning out. At 32, I'm exhausted, but also energized for what's to come.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: The Limits Of 'Leaning In'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women

As women across the country form "Lean In" circles and others poke holes in the messages of Sheryl Sandberg's book of the same name, the fact remains ...

Leaning in for Sanity

Jill Patir | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

I've come to believe that nothing truly prepares you for motherhood. We had the books, the support from our families, a fantastic doctor and a beautiful nursery. What I wasn't ready for was how I would feel once things settled down.

What I Learned from Sheryl Sandberg and Erin Callan

Meg Seitz | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Meg Seitz

All my confusion had nothing to do with me. It was about other people. It was about what I thought other people would want me to do. And I realized I was missing Sandberg's and Callan's respective points completely.

Jay DeFeo's Rose Has Wings

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

The story of Jay DeFeo and The Rose is both a cautionary tale of obsession and an act of faith. For eight years, she did little else but sit on a stool in her studio, smoking cigarettes, drinking Christian bothers brandy while she painted and scraped away at her vision.

Leaning In -- A Mother-Daughter Perspective

Shifra Bronznick | Posted 05.22.2013 | Women
Shifra Bronznick

Given how many women actually do aspire to lead, if Sandberg wants to have a profound impact, she must pair her message to women with an emphasis on structural change that eases the way for women already leaning in.