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Sheryl Sandberg Visits the Energy Capital to Talk Resilience

Blog Post created by katie.mehnert Champion on Mar 28, 2017


The Energy Corridor's Blue Willow Books will host Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of
Lean In, in conversation with KIPP's Dr. Mike Feinberg at the Memorial Drive Church in the Sanctuary  on Friday May 12 at 7:00 PM.  

 

I must say I'm pretty pumped to have Sheryl to the energy capital. 

 

Sheryl Sandberg is an inspiration to so many.  Her TEDTalk on the ways women are held back at work started an amazing conversation  in 2010 which led her to write her first award winning book in 2013, Lean In, which started a movement around gender equality and a wonderful organization, Lean In that fosters mentoring of women around the world. Pink Petro is a proud partner to Lean In having been the first energy community to connect with the international organization to share its great work.

Her latest book, is Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.  This book speaks on how she found meaning and happiness after the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, in 2015. On a Facebook post last week, she told how the book's title was inspired by a conversation she had with a friend, Phil.

"A few weeks after my husband Dave died, I was talking to my friend Phil Deutch about a father-son activity that Dave was not here to do. We came up with a plan for someone to fill in so my son would not have to miss out. I cried, 'But I want Dave.' Phil put his arm around me and said, 'Option A is not available. So let's just kick the shit out of Option B,'" the post read.

 

Co-written with her friend, Wharton psychologist and award winning author Adam Grant, the book combines Sandberg's experience of grief along with Grant's research on finding strength in the face of adversity.

 

During her talk Sandberg will discuss with Dr. Feinberg what she and Grant learned about helping others in crisis, developing compassion, and creating resilient communities and workplaces.

 

Tickets are $26 and include a pre-signed copy of Sandberg and Adam Grant's book which releases on April 24, 2017. 

 

We hope to see you there!

 

EDITORS NOTE:  The event sold out with in a few days.  Thanks to our community - the Lean In Energy community for its awesome support.

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