Journalist Jessica Bennett from New York Magazine opined that Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (2013) finally gives women the “words to say what we’d long felt but couldn’t quite articulate.”

Sandberg may never be feminist enough, grassroots enough, inclusive enough, mom enough for everyone. But she has labeled a solution for problems that are rampant among a generation raised to believe that we were on level footing—and a pragmatic approach to change it. She’s also managed to bridge a gap that has mystified many an activist before her: reaching women who both self-identify as feminists (me,) and those who don’t (the women I met at the first Lean In circle.) She is, as one colleague recently joked, the first embodiment of “Big Feminism” (think Big Pharma, but with nicer hair.)

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