Designers share their interpretations of what it means to 'Lean In'

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Designer Tory Burch is interviewed backstage before her spring 2010 collection is presented during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, in New York. She was named a Forbes' Billionaire three days after she settled "all claims" with her ex-husband over Tory Burch LLC. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Preceding the release of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” (on sale Monday), everyone and his or her mother, father, friend or brother has an opinion regarding the Facebook COO’s ideas and opinions on the current state of society and the workforce.

In her book, the social media exec challenges women to empower and support one another by forming “Lean In Circles.” Vogue runs with Sandberg’s challenge by creating a digital circle of powerful, successful designers whose stories are inspiring to aspiring women in fashion. Read some of their thoughts shared with the publication, below.

“When you make it easier for people to have a successful family life, it breeds creativity and happiness; it enables people to have a full and fulfilling life.” (Tory Burch)

“At the end of the day, it is about staying strong, really believing in what you are showing, and believing in your course.” (Carolina Herrera)

“Now, I think to lean in is to follow your heart.” (Diane von Furstenberg)

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