Sheryl Sandberg

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Sheryl Sandberg

Name: Sheryl Kara Sandberg

Born: August 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C., USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American businesswoman.
  • Chief operating officer of Facebook (as of August 2013).
  • First woman to serve on Facebook's board (2012).
  • Former Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google.
  • Former chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Significant publications

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (2013).

Honors and awards

  • Named in the Time 100, Time Magazines annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2012).
  • Ranked one of the 50 "Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune Magazine (2010).
  • Named one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web" by Business Week (2009).
  • John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating student in economics (1991).


"I want to tell any young girl out there who's a geek, I was a really serious geek in high school. It works out. Study harder."