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Ria Kamras – Women to Women: Sheryl Sandberg

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Are you looking for inspiration or just a person who you can look up to? Choose a role model by reading stories of successful women whose work are not only inspirational, but also a great example to follow.


Two years ago Sheryl Sandberg had been chosen as the seventh most influential woman in the world, but very few people know that she has been campaigning to have more women in leading positions around the world.
Sandberg, a 48-year-old graduate from Harvard University, worked at the World Bank and the US Treasury Department and then went to Silicon Valley in 2001 to try her luck. Sandberg worked as Google’s sales director until 2008 during which time she had not only increased the company’s earnings but also expanded the sales team. Sandberg joined the Facebook team as chief operating officer (COO) in 2008, and since then she became Mark Zuckerberg’s main confidant.
Sandberg appears to be out of line from the young, hipster people working at Facebook, but the results justify her: she has made the company profitable in only a few years, and today she oversees sales, marketing, business development, HR and communications. In 2012, she was also the first woman to get a seat at the board of directors of Facebook. At every workplace, she sought to ease the situtation of her female colleagues, creating nursery programs and parking spaces for pregnant mothers. Shee also wrote two books: Lean In – she also created a non-profit organization with the same name. Sandberg is a working mother with two children; she lost her husband in 2015. Her latest book, Option B, was published in 2017, in which she wrote about her husband’s unexpected death and mourning. Option B is a nonprofit organization with a similar purpose: to help those who struggle with difficulty in everyday life, but have no one to turn to for help.

Women to Women Part 2: Malala Yousafzai


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