/ 19 January 2024

Leaning out…

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

Sheryl Sandberg is stepping away entirely from the company she helped turn into a global phenomenon. She joined Facebook when it was a start-up and served for 14 years as chief operating officer/Mark Zuckerberg’s right-hand woman + 12 years on the board. Her 2013 book Lean In was devoured by career women worldwide, urging them to give the corporate ladder climb a crack while juggling parenthood/adult responsibilities. But her rise has been far from a fairytale… While Facebook grew and grew to become Meta – it also faced massive criticism, including for fuelling misinformation during the 2016 US election and the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.  She posted – on Facebook, of course – about “a mind filled with memories” while Zuckerberg thanked her for “extraordinary contributions” to the company. Where she goes next is anyone’s guess…

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