Yesterday, after class, I was thinking about how much of what I discussed, about the abysmally low numbers of women in advertising creative in the U.S. and Spain, was a surprise to my Italian students. I almost dread Thursday’s lecture where I will share my global research, with equally discouraging findings. My students will no longer be surprised. Perhaps, only disheartened. Then I took a breath and thought – I’ll also share the “Unspoken Rules” on how to succeed.
This evening I settled into my most recent e-book, “Lean In,” by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. For two hour I could not move – my kindle glued to my hand. This book is an inspiration written with soul. Not even halfway through I decided I needed to gift it to the feisty Italian woman I am staying with – a talented videographer working in Reggio Emilia. The Malaguzzi Center is very fortunate to have Sara De Poi on staff. I was hoping to find it in Italian. But, so far the only translation is in German. Ah, but this will help improve Sara’s English, which is far better than my Italian!
Suddenly, words just flow off my fingers and I posted a review on Amazon. I rarely post reviews. But this book is smart, honest, inspiring and written with soul. Wisdom with feet to get you where you need to go because we need more women leaning in to lead. The world will be a better place with (more) women and men leading us into the future.
Buy this book. Practice your English. Rock your career.