Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg



Job Title

Former Chief Operating Officer at Meta l Former Google VP


Author and Founder of


United States




Former Meta and Google executive leader, Sheryl Sandberg inspires a lot of women globally to reach their ambition. Her TED Talk, which was viewed more than eleven million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

Speaking Topics

– Her personal experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business

– Leadership: Advice to women aiming for the C-suite

– Her insights on Facebook and getting to know Mark Zuckerberg

– Technology and innovation

– Using your voice for good

– Tips on career and business mindset 

– Protecting user data – privacy issues

– Importance of authentic communication

– Re-envisioning and redefining success

– Balancing work and personal life

– Coping with loss: No one gets through these things alone

Expert Profile

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,, 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.