Sheryl Sandberg (Sheryl Kara Sandberg) (born August 28, 1969) is the chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook, the organizer of LeanIn.Org, and a philanthropist.
In June 2012, she was chosen for Facebook’s governing body, turning into the principal lady to serve on its board. Before she joined Facebook as its COO, Sandberg was VP of worldwide online deals and activities at Google
and was engaged with its magnanimous arm Google.org. Prior to that, Sandberg filled in as chief of staff for United States Secretary of the Treasury, Lawrence Summers.
In 2012, she was named in Time 100, a yearly rundown of the most powerful individuals on the planet. As of December 2019, Sandberg is accounted for to be worth over US$1.8 billion, because of her stock property in Facebook and other organizations.
Early life and education
Sheryl Sandberg was born in 1969 in Washington, D.C., to a Jewish family, the girl of Adele (née Einhorn) and Joel Sandberg, and the most established of three kids. Her dad is an ophthalmologist, and her mother was a school instructor of the French language.
Her family moved to North Miami Beach, Florida, when she was two years of age. She went to North Miami Beach High School, where she graduated with a 4.646 evaluation point normal. She was sophomore class president, turned into an individual from the National Honor Society, and was on the senior class leader board. Sandberg showed vigorous exercise during the 1980s while in secondary school.
In 1987, Sheryl Sandberg enlisted at Harvard College. She graduated in 1991 summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in financial aspects and was granted the John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating understudy in financial aspects. While at Harvard, she helped to establish an association called Women in Economics and Government.
She likewise met Professor Lawrence Summers, who turned into her guide and proposition consultant. Summers enrolled her to be his examination associate at the World Bank, where she worked for roughly one year on wellbeing ventures in India managing uncleanliness, AIDS, and visual deficiency.
In 1993, she enlisted at Harvard Business School and in 1995 she earned her MBA with most elevated differentiation. In her first year of business college, she earned cooperation.
In the wake of moving on from business college in the spring of 1995, Sandberg worked as an administrative specialist for McKinsey and Company for roughly one year (1995–1996). From 1996 to 2001 she again worked for Larry Summers, who was then filling in as the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. Sandberg aided the Treasury’s work on excusing obligation in the creating scene during the Asian money related emergency.
She later joined Google, where she was liable for online deals of Google’s publicizing and distributing items just as for deals activities of Google’s purchaser items and Google Book Search. During her time at Google, Sheryl Sandberg developed the promotion and deals group from four individuals to 4,000.
In late 2007, Mark Zuckerberg, fellow benefactor and chief leader of Facebook, met Sandberg at a Christmas celebration held by Dan Rosensweig. Zuckerberg had no conventional quest for a Chief Operating Officer (COO), yet thought of Sandberg as “an ideal fit” for this job. In March 2008, Facebook reported the employing of Sandberg for the function of COO and her leaving Google.
Subsequent to joining the organization, Sheryl Sandberg immediately started attempting to make sense of how to make Facebook gainful. Before she joined, the organization was “fundamentally keen on building a truly cool site; benefits, they accepted, would follow.” By pre-summer, Facebook’s authority had consented to depend on publicizing, “with the promotions prudently introduced”; by 2010, Facebook got productive.
As indicated by Facebook, she manages the company’s business tasks including deals, showcasing, business improvement, HR, public approach, and correspondences.
In 2012, she turned into the eighth part (and the main lady) of Facebook’s directorate.
In April 2014, it was accounted for that Sandberg had sold over a portion of her offers on Facebook since the organization opened up to the world. At the hour of Facebook’s IPO, she held roughly 41 million offers in the organization; after a few rounds of deals, she is left with around 17.2 million offers, adding up to a stake of 0.5% in the organization, worth about $1 billion.
The New York Times distributed a report in 2018 enumerating Sandberg’s part in handling Facebook’s advertising after disclosures of Russian impedance in the 2016 United States decisions and its Cambridge Analytica information scandal.
Before long, on November 29, 2018, the New York Times announced that Sandberg had personally asked Facebook’s interchanges staff to direct investigation into George Soros’ funds days after Soros freely scrutinized tech organizations, including Facebook, at the World Economic Forum. In an announcement, Facebook said the investigation into Soros “was at that point in progress when Sheryl Sandberg sent an email inquiring as to whether Mr. Soros had shorted Facebook’s stock.”
As indicated by The Wall Street Journal, during a gathering Mark Zuckerberg accused Sheryl Sandberg personally for the result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, expressing that Zuckerberg “accused her and her groups for the public aftermath over Cambridge Analytica,” and that Sandberg “trusted in companions that the trade shook her, and she contemplated whether she ought to be stressed over her activity.”
Creator Shoshana Zuboff called Sandberg “the Typhoid Mary of reconnaissance free enterprise.”
In 2009, Sheryl Sandberg was named to the leading body of The Walt Disney Company. She likewise serves on the boards of Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development, and V-Day. She was already aboard an individual from Starbucks, Brookings Institution, and Ad Council.
Other work and ventures
In 2008, Sheryl Sandberg composed an article for The Huffington Post on the side of her tutor, Larry Summers, who was enduring an onslaught for his remarks about ladies. She was a featured expert at the Jewish Community Federation’s Business Leadership Council in 2010.
In December 2010, she gave a TED discourse named “Why we have too barely any ladies chiefs.” In May 2011, she gave the Commencement Address at the Barnard College graduation function. She talked as the featured subject matter expert at the Class Day function at the Harvard Business School in May 2012. In April 2013, Sheryl Sandberg was the featured expert during the second yearly Entrepreneur Weekend at Colgate University, in Hamilton, NY.
In 2015, she marked an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been gathering marks for; the letter was routed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, asking them to zero in on ladies as they fill in as the top of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa individually, which will begin to set the needs being developed subsidizing before a principle UN highest point in September 2015 that will set up new improvement objectives for the age.
In 2016, she conveyed the Commencement Address at the University of California, Berkeley graduation service. It was the first occasion when she talked freely about her husband’s passing, and focused on the significance of flexibility. The next year she conveyed the Commencement Address to Virginia Tech’s Class of 2017. On June 8, 2018, she gave the Commencement Address for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
Sheryl Sandberg delivered her first book, Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, co-composed by Nell Scovell and distributed by Knopf on March 11, 2013.
The book concerns business administration and advancement, issues with the absence of ladies in government and business initiative positions, and women’s liberation. As of the fall of 2013, the book had sold more than 1,000,000 duplicates and was on the head of the hit records since its dispatch.
Lean In is expected for proficient ladies to assist them with accomplishing their career objectives and for men who need to add to a more impartial society. The book contends that obstructions are as yet keeping ladies from taking influential positions in the working environment, hindrances, for example, segregation, obtrusive and inconspicuous sexism, and inappropriate behavior. Sandberg claims there are likewise hindrances that ladies make for themselves through disguising efficient segregation and cultural sex jobs.
Sandberg contends that with the goal for change to happen ladies need to separate these cultural and personal obstructions by making progress toward and accomplishing influential positions. A definitive objective is to urge ladies to lean into places of authority since she accepts that by having more female voices in places of intensity there will be more impartial open doors made for everybody.
A genuinely equivalent world would be one where ladies ran a large portion of our nations and organizations and men ran a large portion of our homes.
Analysis of the book incorporates cases that Sandberg is “too elitist” and another that she is “musically challenged” to the battles looked by the normal lady in the working environment. For instance, the book has been condemned for disregarding the battles of moms who will be unable to “lean in.”
Sandberg specifies both of these issues in the presentation of her book, expressing that she is “intensely mindful that by far most of the ladies are battling to get by and deal with their families” and that her expectation was to “offer exhortation that would have been valuable sometime before I had known about Google or Facebook.” Furthermore, following the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica information penetrate scandal, Sandberg’s eagerness to really lean in has been placed into question.
“She’s not inclining in by any means,” McNamee stated, in a reference, Sheryl Sandberg generally perused book distributed five years prior. “If at any time there was a period for her to lean in, this is it.”
In her book, she proposes other ladies to lean in during difficulties.
…we’re neglecting to urge ladies to seek administration. The time has come to root for young ladies and ladies who need to sit at the table, look for difficulties, and lean into their careers.
Rather, she has been seen as a COO who abstains from participating in this emergency. “Sheryl Sandberg, the designer of the plan of action that is currently the subject of so much investigation, has stayed quiet out in the open.” In her book she perceives the individuals who do handle emergencies:
I have the most profound regard for individuals who give hands-on help to those in emergencies. It is the most troublesome work on the planet.
Sheryl Sandberg delivered her subsequent book, Option B, in April 2017. Alternative B is co-composed with Adam Grant, a teacher at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The book places accentuation on sadness and strength in challenges inside life. It offers reasonable tips for making strength in the family and network. 2.75 million duplicates have been sold since distribution.
In March 2014, Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In supported the Ban Bossy mission, a TV and online media crusade intended to demoralize the word bossy from general use because of its apparent destructive impact on little youngsters. A few video spots with spokespersons including Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, and Condoleezza Rice among others were created alongside a site giving school preparing material, initiative tips, and an online vow structure to which guests can vow not to utilize the word.
Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation
In November 2016, Sandberg renamed her Lean In Foundation to the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. This new establishment will fill in as an umbrella for LeanIn.Org and another association around her book, Option B. Sandberg likewise moved generally $100,000,000 in Facebook stock to subsidize the establishment and other beneficent undertakings.
Sheryl Sandberg wedded Brian Kraff in 1993 and separated from a year later. In 2004, she wedded Dave Goldberg, at that point a leader with Yahoo! and later CEO of SurveyMonkey. The couple has a child and a little girl.
Sheryl Sandberg and Goldberg often examined being in a mutual acquiring/shared child-rearing marriage. Sheryl Sandberg likewise raised the issue of single child-rearing clashing unequivocally with proficient and financial improvement in America.
On May 1, 2015, Dave Goldberg passed on suddenly, and his demise was initially detailed as coming about because of continuing a head injury tumbling from a treadmill, while the couple was traveling in Mexico. Sandberg has in this way said her husband’s reason for death was because of an arrhythmia, and not because of tumbling from a treadmill.
In May 2019, it was accounted for that Sandberg and Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick had to part following three years of dating. On February 3, 2020, she declared her commitment on Facebook to Kelton Global CEO Tom Bernthal.
Sheryl Sandberg lives in Menlo Park, California.
- Sheryl Sandberg has been ranked one of the 50 “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine:
- In 2007 Sheryl Sandberg was ranked #29 and was the youngest woman on the list.
- In 2008 she was ranked #34.
- In 2009 she was ranked #22.
- In 2010 she was ranked #16.
- In 2014 she was ranked #10.
- In 2016 she was ranked #6.
- In 2017 she was ranked #5.
- In 2018 she was ranked #6.
- On the list of 50 “Women to Watch” by The Wall Street Journal.
- Sheryl Sandberg was ranked #19 on that list in 2007.
- She was ranked #21 on that list in 2008.
- Sheryl Sandberg was named one of the “25 Most Influential People on the Web” by Business Week in 2009.
- She has been listed as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes. In 2014, Sandberg was listed as ninth, just behind Michelle Obama, and in 2017 Number 4.
- In 2012, Newsweek and The Daily Beast released their first “Digital Power Index”, a list of the 100 most significant people in the digital world that year (plus 10 additional “Lifetime Achievement” winners), and she was ranked #3 in the “Evangelists” category.
- In 2012, she was named in Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by Time.
- Lean In was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award (2013).
- In 2013, she was ranked #8 on “The World’s 50 Most Influential Jews” conducted by The Jerusalem Post.
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Knopf. 2013. ISBN 978-0385349949
- Written with Adam Grant: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. Knopf. 2017. ISBN 978-1524732684