48 interesting facts about Sheryl Sandberg: She went to Harvard, is a billionaire


Source: Wikipedia / January

Source: Wikipedia / January

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook, she has worked at Google and as he World Bank's chief economist. She is also the bestselling author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

  1. Sheryl Sandberg was born on August 28, 1969 in Washington, D.C., United States.

  2. Her parents are Adele and Joel Sandberg. She has two siblings. Her father is an ophthalmologist, and her mother holds a PhD and worked as a French teacher before concentrating on raising her children

  3. Her middle name is Kara.

  4. She was raised in North Miami Beach.

  5. Sheryl Sandberg attended the North Miami Senior Beach High School where she was in the National Honor Society and graduated in 1987 ninth in her class, with a 4.6 GPA.

  6. Sandberg taught aerobics while in high school.

  7. She got a scholarship to Harvard and while there, she met in economics and Lawrence Summers as her thesis adviser.

  8. While at Harvard, she studied the contributions economic inequality makes to spousal abuse and founded a group called Women in Economics and Government, which, she says, was created "to get more women to major in government and economics."

  9. Sandberg graduated summa cum laude in 1991, and that same year, Summers became the World Bank's chief economist, and he asked Sandberg to be one of his research assistants.

  10. She enrolled at Harvard Business School in 1993 and earned an M.B.A in 1995 with highest distinction.

  11. She served as a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company and as an Economist with The World Bank, where she worked on eradicating leprosy in India.

    Source: Wikimedia / World Economic Forum
    Source: Wikimedia / World Economic Forum
  12. She also served as Chief of Staff to then U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers under President Bill Clinton.

  13. After her stint at the Treasury, she joined Google Inc. in 2001. She was also responsible for sales operations for Google's consumer products and Google Book Search.

  14. She was also involved in launching Google's philanthropic arm

    Source: Financial Times - Flickr: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook
    Source: Financial Times - Flickr: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook
  15. She was married for the first time at age 24 and divorced a year later. She says in her book that she was young and didn't know what she wanted.

  16. She later married David Goldberg in 2004 at the age of 34.

  17. In late 2007, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, met Sandberg at a Christmas party held by Dan Rosensweig; at the time, she was considering becoming a senior executive for The Washington Post Company.

  18. Sheryl Sandberg has been the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, Inc. since March 24, 2008. She is responsible for helping Facebook scale its operations and expand its presence globally and also managed sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, privacy and communications.

    Source: Pixabay
    Source: Pixabay
  19. In 2008, Sandberg wrote an article for The Huffington Post in support of her mentor, Larry Summers, who was under fire for his comments about women.
  20. Sandberg is the author of the bestselling book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead." The book explores why women's voices are not always heard in the workplace.

  21. Some critics have said Sandberg is "too elitist" in the book and another that she is "tone-deaf to the problems average women face as they struggle to make ends meet in a rough economy, while taking care of kids, aging parents and housework".

  22. Sandberg, along with Beyonce, launched a campaign to "ban" the word "bossy" when talking about girls and women. The women along with other powerful celebrities and business women, speak out against using the word to put girls and women down.

  23. Sandberg has also partnering with the Girl Scouts as part of the bossy ban.

  24. She and Kate Middleton, Britain's Royal Princess, were both named among Time magazine's most influential women of 2013.

  25. She has been a Director of The Walt Disney Company since March 2010.

  26. Sheryl Sandberg has also served as a Director at Starbucks Corp. from March 2009 to March 21, 2012 and eHealth, Inc. from May 2006 to December 17, 2008.

    Source: Wikimedia Commons / DAKALUK
    Source: Wikimedia Commons / DAKALUK
  27. She also serves as a Director at One Campaign and Leadership Public Schools.

  28. She serves as a Director of The Brookings Institution, The AdCouncil, Women for Women International, and V-Day.

  29. Her annual salary along with bonus from Facebook is $988,390.

  30. In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook's board.

  31. Her net worth is $1.7 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies.

    Source: Wikipedia / World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland
    Source: Wikipedia / World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland
  32. In April 2014, it was reported that Sandberg had sold over half of her shares in Facebook since the company went public. At the time of Facebook's IPO she held approximately 41 million shares in the company, and after several rounds of sales she is left with around 17.2 million shares, a 0.5% stake in the company, worth about one billion dollars.

  33. Her husband David Goldberg is also no stranger to the world of business, currently serving as the CEO of website SurveyMonkey.

  34. Sandberg and her husband have frequently discussed being in a Shared Earning/Shared Parenting Marriage.

  35. They have two children: a son born in 2005 and a daughter born in 2007.

    Source: Wikimedia / World Economic Forum
    Source: Wikimedia / World Economic Forum
  36. She is 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall.

  37. Sheryl Sandberg is ranked on the 50 most powerful women in business by Fortune magazine.

  38. In 2007, she was ranked #19 on 50 "Women to Watch" by The Wall Street Journal.

  39. She was named one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web" by Business Week.

  40. In 2012, she was named in Time Magazine's Time 100 annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  41. Sheryl Sandberg on the importance of taking risks. "If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on."

    Source: Flickr / Flazingo Photos
    Source: Flickr / Flazingo Photos
  42. What advice does she have for choosing the right husband? "When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier."

  43. She believes equality in the workplace will one day become a reality. "In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders."

  44. "Done is better than perfect" is what she lives by.

  45. She doesn't believe in the traditional career ladder, but instead, people should take risks and try different career paths in order to develop and challenge themselves. "Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder."

    Source: Pixabay
    Source: Pixabay
  46. Sandberg firmly believes in helping women move forward as a whole. "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."

  47. She believes girls gender stereotypes should be avoided when raising children. "The gender stereotypes introduced in childhood are reinforced throughout our lives and become self-fulfilling prophesies. Most leadership positions are held by men, so women don't expect to achieve them, and that becomes one of the reasons they don't."

  48. What's her leadership secret? "Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence."

    Source: Wikipedia / Stemoc
    Source: Wikipedia / Stemoc

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