Sheryl Sandberg is an American businesswoman.
After graduating from Harvard Business School in 1995, Sheryl worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. From 1996 to 2001, Sheryl served as Chief of Staff to then United States Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers under President Bill Clinton, where she helped lead the Treasury’s work on forgiving debt in the developing world during the Asian financial crisis. From 2001 to 2008, she joined Google Inc., serving as its Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations. She was responsible for online sales of Google’s advertising and publishing products as well as for sales operations of Google’s consumer products and Google Book Search.
In 2008, Sheryl was hired by Facebook. She was named the COO, and she manages business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, privacy, and communications. After joining the company, Sheryl began trying to figure out how to make Facebook profitable. Before she joined, the company was "primarily interested in building a really cool site; profits, they assumed, would follow." A while later, Facebook’s leadership had agreed to rely on advertising, and by 2010, Facebook became profitable. According to Facebook, Sheryl oversees the firm’s business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications.
In 2013, Sheryl released her first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (co-written with journalist and TV writer Nell Scovell). It is about business leadership and development, issues with the lack of women in government and business leadership positions, and feminism.