Sheryl Sandberg- CEO of Facebook.
Sheryl is an American technology executive, activist, and author.
As the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, the leading social media site worldwide, for the past four years, Sheryl Sandberg has an intimate knowledge of the growing importance of the Internet and social media.
A graduate of Harvard University with a BA in Economics in 1991 and Harvard Business School in 1995, Sandberg has since worked with the United States Treasury Department as Chief of Staff and worked as Vice President and Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. As one of the foremost distinguished figures of the technology industry, Sheryl Sandberg is in a unique position that equips her to be one of the most interesting voices of the 21st century.
Sandberg serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Starbucks, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day. She was named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune and one of the 50 Women to Watch by The Wall Street Journal.
In 2012, she was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine. As of June 2015, Sheryl Sandberg is reported to be worth over US$1 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies.
She released her first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, co-authored by Nell Scovell and published by Knopf on March 11, 2013.
It is about business leadership and development, issues with the lack of women in government and business leadership positions, and feminism. As of the fall of 2013, the book sold more than one million copies and was on top of the bestseller lists since its launch.
In March 2014, Sandberg and Lean In sponsored the Ban Bossy campaign, a television and social media censorship advocacy campaign designed to ban the word bossy from general use due to its perceived harmful effect on young girls. Several video spots with notable spokespersons including Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, and Condoleezza Rice among others were produced along with a web site providing school training material, leadership tips, and an online pledge form to which visitors can promise not to use the word.