Sheryl Sandberg is a former COO of Facebook, now known as Meta. She joined the company In March 2008,and resumed her work in August, 2022. From her COO post, she oversaw Facebook’s business operations, specifically helping Facebook scale its operations and expand its global footprint. She also took charge of sales management, business development, human resources, marketing, public policy, privacy and communications.
For her duties, she has been richly rewarded, and she made her way onto the billionaires’ list in early 2014, based on her stake in Facebook. Additionally, she became the first female member of the company’s board of directors in 2012.
With her government job behind her, she moved to Silicon Valley, eager to join the new tech boom that was under way. Google showed early interest in her abilities. She joined the company as a Vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations. She was responsible for managing online sales of advertising and publishing products, Google Book Search and consumer products. She was with Google until 2008, her tenure marked by stunning professional success and an ever-growing reputation as one of the top executives in the country.
Previously she served as a Chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton. She worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and as an economist with the World Bank.
She is the author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which became a best-seller following its 2013 publication and was optioned as a film. Additionally, Lean In inspired a global community group, LeanIn.org, which she founded to support women striving to reach their ambitions. She is also co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org.