Sheryl Sandberg will be idolized by women everywhere, inspiring and telling them that they can have it all. Adding another feat to her resume being a board member at Facebook Inc.
Ms. Sandberg, 42, on Monday was named the eighth member of its board by Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook, in a statement spoke about MS. Sandberg’s importance to the company. Calling her his “partner” he said she has been vital to Facebook’s “growth and success.”
Ms. Sandberg in a statement said, "I feel fortunate to be part of a company that is having such a profound impact in the world." However she refused to be interviewed. Ms. Sandberg joined Facebook as its chief operating officer from Google Inc in 2008 and since then has greatly helped building the company’s online ad business. She was also greatly involved in the social network’s recent preliminary public offering.
With strong efforts being made to increase the number of women on American corporate boards, her appointment is pleasantly encouraging. Being a married woman with two young children, Ms. Sandberg has been vocal against women who ride out potential job promotions because they believe they can’t have a challenging career and a family.