In recent months, Sheryl Sandberg’s name is increasingly becoming a household name. If you haven’t heard of her, you need to do a little research and realize how awesome she is. Since 2008, Facebook has had the privilege of calling Sandberg their chief operating officer. So basically, she’s kind of a big deal and a role model for young women entering the industry. It is my belief, and her’s, that a woman’s place is where she wants it to be. Regardless of the strides that women have made throughout the years, the gap between men and women in the workforce still exists – Sandberg has conquered the gap and for that, I admire her.
Sandberg has been named one of the 50 “Most Powerful Women in Business” and in 2011, she was ranked #5 on the list of the “most powerful women” by Forbes. Long story short, I want to be like her one day and I believe she is someone worth watching within the next few years. With the release of Facebook Home and the future of communication advancing at full force, it’ll be interesting to see how this smart woman will shape the face of Facebook. It’s almost funny to see that Facebook, being such a young company and Mark Zuckerberg, being such a young CEO, work alongside an older, headstrong woman.
As many will tell you, Sandberg’s name has risen to the top of names to know as a result of not only her successes at Facebook, but also the release of her book, “Lean In,” which highlights the stagnation of women in top leadership positions within the past 10 years. In her book, Sandberg gets to the root of the issue and covers gender stereotypes and how they play in the workplace. Although I have not purchased the book yet, I plan to. My boss just recently sent me on a run to Barnes & Noble to purchase copies for the office, but I’m starting to think this is one of those books that I need to own for referencing.
Needless to say, this blog post was mainly so I could fan girl about her much I admire Sheryl Sandberg; she’s someone that I hope to be like one day. She’s a businesswoman, who has found herself in a tech-based world and she’s kicking so much ass.