When we think of big names affiliated with Facebook, we generally think of Mark Zuckerberg (The list stops there). But have you ever heard the name Sheryl Sandberg?
She was a huge part of the #BanBossy movement launched a couple of months ago with Beyoncé, Arne Duncan, Condoleezza Rice, Diane von Furstenberg, Jennifer Garner and more.
Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and In June of 2012 she was elected to the board of directors, making her the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board. WOOHOO for that, right?! After she was hired in 2008, she started thinking of ways to make it a profitable company, by 2010 her mission was accomplished. (She’s the reason FB started having so many ads, I know, some people gripe, even though they’re barely noticeable but, she kept the lights on and added more, so I’m here for it.) As a woman making big moves in the business world, Sandberg is no rookie. Prior to her FB days, she was VP of Global online sales and Operations at Google, before Google she served as chief of staff for the United States Secretary of Treasury.
In 2009 she was named to the board of The Walt Disney World Company. She also serves on the board of Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day. (Pause: This one is new to me. So I did a little research and found out that V-Day is a global activist movement to prevent violent acts against women and girls, inspired by the writer of the Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler. Interesting.)
Her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead was published last year in March. The book is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what we can’t do to what we can do. Leanin.org is the next, continuous, chapter.
She is kick-ass, she is successful, she is a mom, a wife, a sister, she is smart and she is ambitious! All of those reasons and more are why I chose her for the couch today.
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