Lessons Learned from Sheryl Sandberg's New Book

She passed on being the CEO of LinkedIn, and the Google founders still owe her some babysitting hours.

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, speaks at a Facebook event for marketing professionals, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 in New York. New, potentially lucrative advertising opportunities are coming to Facebook as a prelude to its initial public offering of stock. The idea is to lure big brands with the promise of effective, precisely targeted ads that reach the social network's 845 million users.

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, speaks at a Facebook event for marketing professionals in 2012 in New York.

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She knows a lot of really enlightened men.

There's no official count of how many men out there want to improve the work-life balance in American culture and boost women in the workplace, but Sandberg seems to know an enviable share of them. She has a bevy of stories about Summers, Page, Brin, and Zuckerberg being evenhanded, fair, and supportive in their treatment of women—not to mention a husband who consciously tries to equally split housework and childcare duties.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead will be released by Knopf on March 11.

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