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Sheryl Sandberg's brand of hard-edged corporate feminism may not be to everyone's taste, but the message on workplace equality is clear, writes Catherine O'Mahony.

24th March, 2013
'Some women, through their own unwillingness to put themselves forward, do themselves no favours.'

Having finally read Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In, I am struggling to understand why it's been controversial.

Facebook's chief operating officer has written what reads like a generally sensible argument for promoting women's equality in the workplace.

She thinks women should 'lean in' more to their careers, not back out of them for fear of ending up in a miserable juggling position as family requirements take over.

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