Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook, an activist, and an author. She is a Board Member of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, Center for Globel Development, V-Day, and SurveyMonkey. She is, also, the founder of Leanin.org.
Sheryl Kara Sandberg was born in 1969 in Washington, D.C., United States. Her family is Jewish and she has two younger siblings. They moved to North Miami Beach, Florida when Sheryl was two years old. During high school, she was sophomore class president and then she went on to the senior class executive board. In 1987, she enrolled in Harvard College. In 1991, she received her bachelor’s degree with honors in economics. She was awarded the John H. Williams Prize as the top student graduating in economics. She had, also, co-founded Women in Economics and Government and met then-professor Larry Summers. She then worked as Summers’ research assistant. In 1993, she enrolled in Harvard Business School and earned her MBA with distinction by 1995.
After graduation, she worked for a year as the management consultant for McKinsey & Company. From 1996-2001, she then worked for Larry Summers, who was then serving as the United States Secretary of Treasury. After that, she moved to Silicon Valley in California to work at Google Inc. as Vice President of Global Sales and Operations. In 2007, she met Mark Zuckerberg. In 2008, she became COO at Facebook. Sheryl began to oversee the firm’s sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, and communications. In 2012, she became the first female member of the board of directors.
In 2008, Sheryl wrote an article for The Huffington Post. In 2010, she made a TED talk about women in the workplace. She has also had other notable public speaking engagements. In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg’s first book: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, was published. It went to the top of bestseller lists. In 2014, she became a leader of the Ban Bossy campaign so young girls are no longer labeled with this word. Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation cares for her charitable endeavors.
Sheryl married Dave Goldberg in 2004. They had two children. Unfortunately, Dave Goldberg passed away in 2015. Her work has continued through her pain. In 2017, her second book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilence and Finding Joy was published.
Sheryl Sandberg has been recognized and awarded for her work many times. Her work and writing supports women and men who support women in the workplace. Be inspired! Have a bright day!