Sound Off: Do Women Hold Themselves Back in the Workplace? You Tell Us

Readers debate Sheryl Sandberg's provocative argument that women are partially to blame for the lack of gender parity at work

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This week’s TIME’s cover story features an exclusive excerpt of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In, in which she argues that women hinder themselves by pulling back when they should be leaning forward in their careers.

Have women lowered their own expectations of what they can achieve? Do they lack the confidence to speak forcefully and take credit for their own ideas? You tell us, in the commenting section below, if women hold themselves back and what needs to change.

MORE: TIME’s Complete Coverage on Sheryl Sandberg