Sheryl Sandberg

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Women Seek Raises as Often as Men, but Get Rejected More

Sheryl Sandberg sees good news and bad news in new report

(Newser) - The most comprehensive review of women's roles in corporate America has a bleak bottom-line stat: Generally speaking, we remain about 100 years away from gender equality in the executive ranks, according to Women in the Workplace 2016 . It's "not just bad for women, it’s bad for... More »

Sheryl Sandberg: Stop Saying Women Are Catty

This 'myth' is a dangerous one, Facebook COO writes

(Newser) - Women are very familiar with the concept of teenage "mean girls" and adult "catty" women who don't support other women. It's a popular idea, but in the real world, women help each other, "professionally and personally," writes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in a New ... More »

If Clinton Wants to Be Bold, This VP Pick Would Do It

Columnist makes the case for Sheryl Sandberg

(Newser) - The smart money is on Hillary Clinton making a predictable pick for her running mate—think Tim Kaine or Sherrod Brown, or perhaps Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, or Julian Castro, writes William Whalen at RealClearPolitics . But Whalen suggests another name that doesn't appear on the regular short lists: Facebook... More »

Sheryl Sandberg: Mother's Day Different as a Single Mom

Facebook exec reflects after a year

(Newser) - Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg became a widow unexpectedly a year ago this week, and she uses Mother's Day to reflect on the loss—and the challenges of being a single parent—in a new post , reports US Weekly . "For me, this is still a new and unfamiliar world,... More »

Disney Heir Apparent Abruptly Steps Down

Search for Bob Iger successor is now wide open

(Newser) - There's going to be an empty throne in the Magic Kingdom two years from now—and it's suddenly far from clear who will fill it. Walt Disney COO Tom Staggs, widely seen as the heir apparent to CEO Bob Iger, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday. Sources tell... More »

Paul Ryan's Demand for Dad Time Gets Cheers, Jeers

Would-be speaker applauded for taking a stand, knocked for hypocrisy

(Newser) - Paul Ryan put out a list of demands he'd need met before agreeing to become House speaker, and one is getting its fair share of attention. Ryan—who the New York Times notes is a regular at his kids' basketball and volleyball events, as well as the family's... More »

How Dave Goldberg's Tech Company Is Moving On

Employees keeping it together 2 months after CEO's death

(Newser) - SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg had no detailed succession plan in place, leaving the future of the company he had helmed since 2009—one valued at $2 billion—in question after his May 2 death . Within days, SurveyMonkey—whose technology is used around the world to gauge everything from employee satisfaction... More »

Sheryl Sandberg: What I Learned in 30 Days of Mourning

Facebook COO lays bare her experience

(Newser) - Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg today marks the end of sheloshim—a 30-day period of religious mourning—for her "beloved husband" with an honest and moving post on Facebook . In its nearly 1,750 words, she touches on many aspects of the grief she has felt since Dave Goldberg died... More »

Sheryl Sandberg Addresses Her 'Unexpected Hell'

Bono sings at packed Dave Goldberg memorial service

(Newser) - "Dave was my rock," Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes in a moving tribute to husband Dave Goldberg. Her Facebook post yesterday about the 47-year-old tech entrepreneur marked her first public comments on his unexpected death last Friday, reports CNNMoney . "We had 11 truly joyful years of the... More »

Like Sheryl Sandberg, Her Husband Leaned In

New York Times calls him 'perhaps the signature male feminist of his era'

(Newser) - Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, is known as a champion for women. What's less well-known is that her husband, Dave Goldberg, who died unexpectedly Friday at the age of 47, spent his life working to strengthen women's voices, reports the New York Times , which calls Goldberg... More »

Sheryl Sandberg's Entrepreneur Husband Dead at 47

Dave Goldberg died unexpectedly

(Newser) - A Silicon Valley entrepreneur who also happened to be the husband of Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg is dead unexpectedly at age 47, reports CNNMoney . The cause of Dave Goldberg's death is unclear, but it occurred while he was on vacation abroad with Sandberg, according to a post by Mark... More »

Sandberg's Next Target: Ban 'Bossy'

Facebook COO launches campaign to stop shaming assertive girls

(Newser) - Having introduced "lean in" into the lexicon, Sheryl Sandberg is looking to take another term out: The Facebook COO, bestselling author, stirrer of controversy, and unabashed feminist launched a campaign this morning to " Ban Bossy ." It's a move to strip the stigma often associated with assertive... More »

SF Crash Passengers: Plane Was Dangerously Low

NTSB recovered flight recorders; Facebook honcho was supposed to be aboard

(Newser) - Asiana Airlines Flight 214 swept in to land at San Francisco's airport at such a dangerously low altitude that passengers could see the ocean 10 feet below them. "I don't see any runway, I just see water," one tells CNN . Seconds later, the plane plowed into... More »

Sheryl Sandberg Has Marissa Mayer's Back

A male CEO would never have been attacked with the same intensity, she says

(Newser) - In an extensive interview with Time focusing on her new book, part memoir/part "feminist manifesto" Lean In, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg takes a moment to support her friend, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer, who was jumped on for ending Yahoo's work-at-home policy and was particularly criticized by work-at-home... More »

Facebook COO Sandberg Sells $26.2M in Stock

Company's been doing much better in market

(Newser) - Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg got a lot richer yesterday: She sold $26.2 million worth of company stock, reports Forbes . Sandberg sold about 950,000 shares, according to her SEC filing, taking advantage of the company's improved performance in the market. Facebook stock rose to $27.49... More »

50 Most Powerful Women in Business

IBM's Ginni Rometty comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - Marissa Mayer's jump from Google to Yahoo might have made her the most high-profile woman in business this year, but she hasn't cracked the top 10 of the annual "most powerful" list from Fortune . Mayer is at No. 14, up from 38 last year. The top five:... More »

Facebook's Oldest User Is 101

And Florence Detlor has met Mark Zuckerberg

(Newser) - If your grandmother insists she can't figure out Facebook, introduce her to Florence Detlor. At 101, she's the oldest registered user of the social networking site, Mashable reports. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg posted a picture of herself and Mark Zuckerberg with Detlor at the company's headquarters, which... More »

World's Most Powerful Woman Is...

Angela Merkel, followed by Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Want to get onto Forbes ’ annual 100 Most Powerful Women list? Better get yourself into one of these six categories, which is where all of this year’s candidates came from: billionaires, business, lifestyle, media, nonprofits, and politics. Candidates were ranked by money, traditional and social media influence, and... More »

The Wisdom of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

Ken Auletta profiles Facebook's COO for the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - You'd be some kind of fool not take career advice from Sheryl Sandberg, a Harvard grad who worked as Larry Summers' chief of staff before moving on to Google and Facebook. Ken Auletta profiles the social network's COO in this week's New Yorker, and the lengthy piece... More »

Facebook Readies User-Friendly Makeover

Site wants to offer easier access to other applications

(Newser) - Social-networking stalwart Facebook is redesigning its site to allow users easier access to an array of applications that might include search options, Forbes reports, and give advertisers more ways to reach the Facebook community. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at the All Things Digital conference, said the company hoped to work... More »

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