Tech Crush Thursday: Sheryl Sandberg
In light of the most recent monumental event in the tech world, Facebook going public last Friday, our tech crush this week is Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. Sandberg has been at the multi-billion dollar company since 2008, and they owe the majority of the reason the dorm room startup developed from a fun site for college students to a profitable company to her.
It’s no surprise she helped Facebook grow to over 750 million “friends”—Sandberg loves to be surrounded by her friends and is known for throwing great dinner parties with a mixture of CEO friends to moms from her book club.
Prior to Facebook, Sandberg has quite the resume. She received her BA and Masters from Harvard; she was the VP of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, including helping launch Google.org, their philanthropic division. Before she entered the tech world, Sandberg was Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton. On top of Facebook, Sandberg is currently on the Board of Directors of two of the largest and most household names, Starbucks and The Walt Disney Company, as well as Women for Women International. She’s made Times list of Top 25 Influential People on the Web and this year she was listed on Times list of Top 100 Influential People in the World. We love that Sandberg is a great role model to show off just how smart and powerful women can be in business. Since 2008 she has been on Fortune’s list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. Sandberg also adds her two children on her on-going list of accomplishments.
We don’t know how she does it.