Marissa Orr spent 15 years working at today’s top tech giants, Google and Facebook. She has conducted talks for thousands of people in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, at companies and universities such as Google, Twitter, Pace University, New School, American Express, and more. Originally from Miami, Orr received her Masters degree in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida. Her upcoming book, Lean Out, The Truth About Women, Power, & the Workplace is due to be released by Harper Collins in June of 2019.
Lean Out will be published by Harper Collins in summer of 2019.
The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace
Based on in-depth research and personal experiences, Lean Out, follows the journey of Marissa Orr, a single mom of three trying to find success in her 15-year career at the world’s top tech giants. In an eye-opening account, Orr exposes the systemic dysfunction at the heart of today's most powerful corporations and how their pursuit to close the gender gap has come at the expense of female well-being.
Lean Out provides a new and refreshingly candid perspective on what it’s really like for today’s corporate underdogs while challenging the modern feminist rhetoric and debunking the philosophy that suggests everyone has to be the same in order to be equal. Offering a compelling new argument for why more women don’t make it to the top, “Lean Out” is not simply a counterargument to modern feminist rhetoric, but but a revolutionary path forward to change the trajectory of the lives of women in the corporate world and beyond.