Why Lean In is trying to distance itself from the Sheryl Sandberg name

The door to the Lean In office in Palo Alto, Calif., has Sheryl Sandberg’s name on it. The email addresses for Lean In employees bear her initials.

And millions of dollars in funding every year for the women’s empowerment organization comes from her. But inside, surrounded by wall art reminding women to be bold, the Lean In staff has a singular message: Ms. Sandberg now has little to do with the group she founded. “I don’t want to take anything away — how could I? — from Sheryl as the inspiration.....

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