embrace imperfection, expect less of yourself and more from others, and let go.

Can you achieve more by doing less? Tiffany Dufu, a renowned voice in the women's leadership movement, says YES and shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go.

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“We won't reach equality in the workplace without equality in the home. Drop the Ball shows how everyone benefits when men work toward equality—and how our relationships and our lives are richer when we lean in together.”

—Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and COO, Facebook


“Drop the Ball is what so many women need to do but simply cannot bring themselves to. Tiffany Dufu writes with verve and wit, turning her life story into life lessons for all of us. A marvelous and instructive read!”

—Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton professor and author of Unfinished Business


“In sharing her moving personal story, Tiffany Dufu offers many practical suggestions for women to achieve their goals. But what influenced me the most about this book was the wisdom she imparts to men about how to be better partners in supporting the leadership journeys of the women in their lives. Drop the Ball is a refreshingly honest, remarkably inspiring read.”

—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take


“Drop the Ball is a must read for all women and girls. Tiffany Dufu reminds us that we must focus on what truly matters and let go of the rest. She gives us specific tools and techniques to help us achieve our goals and live authentic lives free of guilt and regret.”

—Reshma Saujani, founder Girls Who Code


“Drop the Ball is thought-provoking, authentic storytelling. Through her sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious journey, Tiffany Dufu teaches all of us how to create meaningful lives. For women struggling with the demands of doing it all, and the men who love them, this book is refreshing and long overdue.”

—Mara Brock Akil, creator/showrunner of Girlfriends, The Game, and Being Mary Jane