Sheryl Sandberg

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Sheryl Sandberg
Sandberg in 2013
Sheryl Kara Sandberg

(1969-08-28) August 28, 1969 (age 54)
EducationHarvard University (AB, MBA)
OccupationCOO of Facebook (2008–present)
Years active1991–present
Political partyDemocratic
Board member ofFacebook
Women for Women International
Center for Global Development
Brian Kraff
(m. 1993; div. 1994)

Dave Goldberg
(m. 2004; died 2015)
Partner(s)Tom Bernthal (2019-; engaged)
Children2 (with Goldberg)

Sheryl Kara Sandberg (born August 28, 1969) is an American businesswoman. She is the chief operating officer of Facebook.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Sandberg was born in 1969, in Washington, D.C., in a Jewish family. In 1987 started a Bachelor's degree in economics at Harvard College. She graduated in 1991 with the highest honor, summa cum laude. In 1993 she started at Harvard Business School. In 1995 she earned her M.B.A. with highest distinction. After this Sandberg worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company for a year.

Career[change | change source]

From 1996 to 2001 she was Chief of Staff to the then United States Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers.

In 2001 Sandberg became the vice president of Global Online Sales & Operations for Google Inc.. In 2007 Sandberg met Mark Zuckerberg, the maker of Facebook, at a Christmas party.

Zuckerberg thought that Sandberg would be good at being Facebook's COO. In March 2008 Facebook hired Sandberg.

December 2010, she gave a TED speech titled "Why we have too few women leaders."[2] In 2012 she became the eighth member (and the first female member) of Facebook's board of directors.[3] Sheryl Sandberg's first book Lean In was published on March 11, 2013.

Personal life[change | change source]

Sandberg married to Dave Goldberg, the CEO of SurveyMonkey, from 2003 until his death in 2015. She is a feminist.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Forbes profile: Sheryl Sandberg". Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  2. Sandberg, Sheryl (21 December 2010). "Why we have too few women leaders" – via
  3. "Facebook Names Sheryl Sandberg to Board".
  4. Stuart, Hunter (18 March 2013). "Sheryl Sandberg: I Would Not Have Called Myself A Feminist In College" – via Huff Post.

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