Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Quotes

There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.

We compromise our career goals to make room for partners and children who may not even exist yet

I have never met a woman, or man, who stated emphatically, “Yes, I have it all.'” Because no matter what any of us has—and how grateful we are for what we have—no one has it all.

When woman work outside the home and share breadwinning duties, couples are more likely to stay together. In fact, the risk of divorce reduces by about half when a wife earns half the income and a husband does half the housework.

Our culture needs to find a robust image of female success that is first, not male, and second, not a white woman on the phone, holding a crying baby

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.