Daniella Gibbs Léger in Essence considers how Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In(2013) doesn’t speak to lower-income women or women of color.

Sandberg shouldn’t be raked over the coals for telling her life story, even if we don’t see ourselves in it. The onus is on media and others to make sure that the story of women of color in the workplace gets told. And there are plenty of brilliant women out there to choose from. Ursula Burns comes to mind; she grew up poor in NYC only to become the CEO of Xerox… I genuinely believe that the place for us to lean in, as it were, is on those who have the power to tell more balanced stories—they have both the power and the responsibility to do so.

Sandberg should be encouraged to share her unique experiences, not attacked because of it.

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