It’s been almost a year (in fact it’s just a few days short of the one-year anniversary) since Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In inspired women to consider taking control of our careers and our lives. Unfortunately, some of us are leaning in so hard, we’re missing out on life. And we're not happy because of it.
Forget women laughing alone with salad. The real stock photo crime against female empowerment is evident every time an editor searches for the phrase "working woman" and comes up with a homogeneous gallery of heteronormative women -- mostly white, middle class, and dressed for a day at Melanie Griffith's firm in Working Girl. But all that might be about to change, thanks to a collaboration between LeanIn.org and Getty Images.
Sony Pictures will produce a movie based on Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Deadline broke the news, reporting that the movie will not be a biopic of Sandberg, but rather "a narrative film from the themes contained within the book," written by veteran TV writer Nell Scovell, who co-wrote the book.