To lean in or to sit still? That is the question. – HANNA ROOS

Sheryl Sandberg recently stepped down as the Chief Operating Officer of Meta.  It brought to mind her famous title “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead”, a manifesto for why a woman can work outside the home and succeed at it. 

There was much in her message that I clung onto when the book came out in 2015.  I was a mother of a toddler up at 3am fetching warm milk, a lawyer in top brass law firms, a wife to a surgeon with heavy work pressures, a big sister and boss to au pairs figuring out their life journey, and a tired human on long commuter train rides.  Sheryl comforted me.  Particularly her message that the children of a woman working outside the home do just as well as children with a stay-at-home mother.

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