Sheryl Sandberg is the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board. Before Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google.
In 2012 she was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine.
Sandberg is reported to be worth over US$1 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies.
In 2013, Sandberg 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.
Read below the Famous Quotes of Sheryl Sandberg.
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
Women need to learn to keep their hands up, because if they lower them,even managers with best intentions might not notice
It is hard to visualize someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do
So there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance.
I feel really grateful to the people who encouraged me and helped me develop. Nobody can succeed on their own.
And what I saw happening is that women don’t make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.
I really think we need more women to lean into their careers and to be really dedicated to staying in the work force.
The most important thing – and I’ve said it a hundred times and I’ll say it a hundred times – if you marry a man, marry the right one.
In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.
Women don’t take enough risks. Men are just ‘foot on the gas pedal.’ We’re not going to close the achievement gap until we close the ambition gap.
If more women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.
What I tell everyone, and I really do for myself is, I have a long-run dream, which is I want to work on stuff that I think matters.
When you’re more valuable, the people around you will do more to make it work.
I don’t believe we have a professional self from Mondays through Fridays and a real self for the rest of the time.
I’m not telling women to be like men. I’m telling us to evaluate what men and women do in the workforce and at home without the gender bias.
It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.
The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home.
I tell people in their careers, ‘Look for growth. Look for the teams that are growing quickly. Look for the companies that are doing well. Look for a place where you feel that you can have a lot of impact.’
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Done is better than perfect.
There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.
Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.
Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.
But the upside of painful knowledge is so much greater than the downside of blissful ignorance.
Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.
The reason I don’t have a plan is because if I have a plan I’m limited to today’s options.
Real change will come when powerful women are less of an exception. It is easy to dislike senior women because there are so few.
Feeling confident – or pretending that you feel confident – is necessary to reach for opportunities. It’s a cliché, but opportunities are rarely offered; they’re seized.