A heated debate over Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's new book has emerged before it even hit bookshelves.
In the controversial book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sandberg argues women's lack of commitment, even before they have a family, is why so few make it to the top. Is she right?
"I don't think so," said Tanisha Sykes, Essence senior editor on Jansing & Co. "I really disagree with this idea of the blame game and this idea of self sabotage. I just don't think it's true."
Sandberg's premise is that women lean back from their careers in a search to find balance in their work and home lives, sometimes even ahead of having a family. Something Marie Claire editor Lea Goldman has seen firsthand.
"From the get-go, women are--as Sheryl Sandberg would say--leaning back," said Goldman to host Chris Jansing. "They're not coming in aggressively negotiating that higher salary, negotiating those vacation days that men do all too often."