This article by Georgeta Dragoiu is a must read on a topic I could read/write a whole peer reviewed paper on the topic. Lean in/Opt out rhetoric speaks to a narrow group within a diverse and complicated workforce of women, whether by design or not, it does not capture the narrative of minority women:
Those are the challenges engulfing minority women every day. Yet conversations on empowering women that have flooded the media’s gateways—the ones encouraging us to “lean in,” telling us what it’s like to “opt out,” or prescribing what we should look and sound like in order to be successful—overlook the minority reality. It’s been mostly a debate about the fate of well-educated, well-off women, without incorporating the voices of minority women, who, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, make up 33 percent of all women in the workforce.