The popular book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg made waves when it was published. It suggested women need to take it upon themselves to become leaders in the workforce.

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Dr. Cynthia Peterson and Denis Koessler from UT stopped by to tell us about Sheryl Sandberg's now-famous book "Lean In" where she encourages women to "sit at the table" and be empowered in the workforce.

The popular book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg made waves when it was published. It suggested women need to take it upon themselves to become leaders in the workforce.

Sandberg, to summarize, argued that women need to not let society tell them how to behave and that society as a whole needs to move past established gender roles.

Denise Koessler, President of Systers: Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, came on our show to tell us how she and other students decided it was time for women in computer sciences and engineering to join together to make a leadership change on UT's campus as well.

Dr. Cynthia Peterson, the Associate Dean of Academic Personnel at UT, also spoke, saying she felt strongly about Sandberg's teachings as a fellow woman in power.

If you would like to join the Lean In Community of the University of Tennessee, follow this link here.

Hear what our panel of women had to say about leading by watching the video.

If you would like more information about the Lean In movement, follow this link.

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