Sheryl Sandberg


Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg is the board chair of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through three key initiatives: Lean In, Option B, and the Dave Goldberg Scholarship Program. Launched in 2013, Lean In supports a global community of peer groups called Lean In Circles. Over 73,000 women have started Circles in 190 countries—and 85 percent of members credit their Circle with bringing positive change to their life within the first six months of joining. Sheryl previously served as chief operating officer at Meta for fourteen years, during which the company grew from $150 million to over $110 billion in annual revenue and implemented industry-defining benefits and programs to make the workplace more inclusive. Before joining the company then called Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, chief of staff for the U.S. Treasury Department under President Clinton, a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank. She continues to serve on Meta’s board of directors and also serves on the boards of Momentive, ONE Campaign, and Women for Women International.Sheryl is the best-selling author of three books: Lean In, Lean In for Graduates, and Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.She received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from HBS.