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Sony Pictures buys film rights to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the film rights to Facebook Inc executive Sheryl Sandberg's bestselling memoir on female empowerment, "Lean In," a source familiar with the deal said on Friday. Sony Pictures' Columbia Pictures division will handle development of the script, which will be based on themes in the book and not on Sandberg's life, the source said. The script will be written by Nell Scovell who helped Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, pen the book.

Facebook's Sandberg says men need to mentor women more

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Sheryl Sandberg's new book "Lean In" challenges men in the upper echelons of corporate America to take more women under their wing. Sandberg is on a promotional blitz for the new book, which has been praised as an ambitious reboot of feminism and criticized as a manifesto directed to women from a privileged perch. On Tuesday, she said men need to ramp up their mentoring of women, especially younger ones just starting out in their careers.

Facebook's Sandberg says men need to mentor women more

By Liana B. Baker March 12 (Reuters) - Sheryl Sandberg's new book "Lean In" challenges men in the upper echelons of corporate America to take more women under their wing. Sandberg is on a promotional blitz for the new book, which has been praised as an ambitious reboot of feminism and criticized as a manifesto directed to women from a privileged perch. On Tuesday, she said men need to amp up their mentoring of women, especially younger ones just starting out in their careers.

Sandberg book urges women to 'Lean In' to succeed

Powerful Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg is out to make herself less of an anomaly as she launches a campaign to inspire women to pursue their passions at work and at home. The 43-year-old mom and Facebook chief operating officer on Monday releases "Lean In," in which she weaves stories from her life with insights regarding women being held back from reaching career highs on par with male peers. "This book is for women of all ages," Sandberg said at the freshly-launched LeanIn.org website.
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