Great minds think alike. I am thrilled to be collaborating with Becca Obergefell on a series of Twitter book chats on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. This is a great opportunity for student affairs professionals to come together and share your thoughts on the book. We will be utilizing the hashtag #SAlean to share our conversation.
Here are the details:
Have a burning question you would like discussed with the group? Utilize this form to submit one for the moderator. Becca and I look forward to discussing the book and what it means for student affairs professionals over the coming weeks. You are welcome to participate in one discussion or all of them.
A few questions in preparation for the discussions:
- The myth of “you can have it all” is blasted in the book. What have you released to find contentment?
- Sandberg shares that there are those who speak “the truth” versus “their truth.” How do we prevent this silencing practice?
- When have you experienced your career path, as Sandberg describes, as a jungle gym instead of a ladder?
- “Women pay a social penalty” for ambition, power, and success. In what ways is this true or not in student affairs?
- Sandberg shares that women are often perpetrators of sexism. When you have seen examples of the opposite? Women who seek out helping other women?
- Do student affairs graduate programs have a responsibility to prepare women for the unique challenges of higher education presents?
- In what ways can more women be encouraged to “speak and seek their truth” in student affairs?
–Addition on 6/26–
Share your stories of leaning in! Erica Thompson and Kayla Nuss are collecting stories on how women in student affairs have worked through adversity and celebrate how you shine. Follow the link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15Ks9BzlvXO1Hx1KShRrJsoIoIbgjCSS27GfjerFWq-4/viewform