Birthday: August 28, 1969
Who is Sheryl Sandberg?
Sheryl Sandberg is an American business executive and philanthropist. Currently, she is the serving Chief Operating Officer at Facebook.
5 facts about Sheryl Sandberg
- Sheryl Sandberg was the first COO to be recruited at Facebook
- Since her recruitment to the position of Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg has raised the firm's media by a high margin
- She has faced so much controversy, but Zuckerberg has expressed confidence in her leadership at Facebook.
- Sheryl is an advocate of aggressive women that seek success in the corporate world.
- In addition to being a successful manager in tech companies, Sheryl has authored famous management books that offer guidance in managing a business.
Famous/inspirational quotes from Sheryl Sandberg
- What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
- "Let me fall if I must fall. The one I become will catch me."
- "Women need to change from thinking "I'm not ready for that" to "I want to do that- and learn by doing it."
- "There is no perfect fit when looking for the next big endeavor. You have to take chances and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have."
- "Feeling confident or pretending that you are is essential to grasp for opportunities. It's a cliche, but chances are rarely given; they're earned."
Sheryl Sandberg Biography
Childhood and Early Life
Born in 1969, Sheryl Sandberg is the firstborn child of Adele and Joel Sandberg. Her mother taught the French language in college while her father is an ophthalmologist. She was brought up in a family of five with two other siblings.
When Sheryl was about 2 years old, the family relocated to North Miami Beach, Florida. She was a brilliant kid who worked hard in high school and emerged to be the best student with a score of 4.6 GPA.
Before embarking on her undergraduate studies at Harvard, she was an active member of the National Honor School and an aerobics instructor.
While at Harvard, Sheryl co-founded the Women in Economics and Government Organization. She graduated in 1991 with a bachelor of arts in economics. She later acquired her master's in business administration from Harvard in 1995.
Keep Active Young
Sign up for FREE Printable Activities delivered straight to your inbox.
Sheryl Sandberg's career began in 1995 when she worked for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. She later worked for Larry Summers, where she was involved in forgiving debts for the developing world.
Google later hired Sheryl and gave her the responsibility of advertising and publishing Google products online and sales operations. During her tenure at Google, Sheryl managed to grow the ad and sales team to 4,000 personnel.
In 2004, she was given the role of spearheading Google's profit philanthropy arm, which concentrated on public health, climate change, and poverty.
In 2008, Facebook hired Sheryl as a Chief Operating Officer, where she is performing her roles up to date. During her recruitment, Zuckerberg felt that she was more experienced in management and gave her the role of supervising the daily operations of Facebook. She created an advertising strategy at the firm, which made it become more profitable.
Legacy and Honors
Sheryl performed exemplary in Math in high school and managed to be a top student. She displayed exceptional performance at Google and managed to raise the number of personnel from 4 to 4000.
In 2012, Sheryl was the first female to be appointed a Facebook Board of Directors member. As a result, she was awarded a huge equity stake which made her a billionaire.
Her net worth as of October 2020 is estimated to be about $1.8 billion. On the Forbes Power List Women, she ranks 22 and 13 on Forbes America's Self-Made Women List.
Sherly and Brian Kraff married in 1993 but divorced a year later. Sherly was, however, lucky to fall in love again and marry Dave Goldberg in 2004.
They were later blessed with two children, a son and a daughter. Unfortunately, Dave suddenly died on May 1, 2015, as a result of head trauma.
In 2017, Sheryl authored a book, Option B, to emphasize grief and resilience. The book has so far received public support and has sold 2.75 million copies since it was published.
Sheryl launched the Lean In Movement in 2013 to empower women. The movement was in line with her book Lean In, which encouraged women to work and lead, especially in business.
The movement inspired women to work hard and achieve their goals irrespective of the challenges that they faced. The organization has partnered with other partners to enable women to conquer the world.
In 2016, Sheryl renamed the name of the organization to Sheryl Sanberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. She transferred about $100 million stock to fund the foundation.