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Sheryl Sandberg's New Book: Lean In For Graduates

Sheryl Sandberg in San Francisco on Nov. 20, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg in San Francisco on Nov. 20, 2013Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In 2011, Sheryl Sandberg called for women to “lean in” in a commencement speech at Barnard. Three years later, the bestseller spawned by that speech, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, is getting a reboot to focus on today’s grads, the millennial women (and men!) just starting out in their careers.

Lean In For Graduates will be available in April, just in time for graduations everywhere and a year after Sandberg sparked inspiration and angst with the original. Though its intended audience was arguably women who were already working, the book sparked more than 200 campus-based Lean In circles, which range from women-only groups such as Julia Carpenter’s group of journalism-focused peers at University of Georgia to mixed-gender minority-focused circles, such as Mark Feng’s gathering of Asian-American students at Harvard Business School. The groups, following the guidelines put forth by, meet regularly to discuss career strategy, networking, and provide support.