Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean in' missed what most women needed
8 mins | Jun 11, 2022
Self-empowerment can't overcome structural sexism. When 'Lean in' came out, its simple message was that working women needed to stop holding themselves back and ask for raises, try for promotions and not 'baby-track' their careers became a viral sensation. Sandberg became the face of 2010s-era corporate feminism. However, as she steps down as CEO of Meta to focus on women's issues, Rebecca Greenfield argues that by overlooking the forces that continue to keep working women from equality, she hasn't had any meaningful impact on their plight.