OL-215 Principles of Management
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, is a highly accomplished leader, an active advocate for women’s success in the workplace, and has expanded Facebook’s operations globally. (Businessweek, 2014) She has played a crucial role in successfully increasing Facebook’s growth, changing the organizational culture, and increasing profitability through her extensive and powerful leadership experience. Her people and team oriented leadership style, compassion, and creative decision making is a successful collaboration of management skills that any individual and business can use to gain success.
Sandberg attended Harvard Business School where she majored in Economics, obtaining her bachelor’s degree as well as her M.B.A. (Biography.com, 2014) Sheryl was not always an advocate for women. While attending college, she did not consider herself a feminist and even viewed them in a negative light. It wasn’t until research involved in her major of economics made her more aware of the inequality of women in top positions. (Williams, 2014) After graduating, Sheryl started her career by becoming chief of staff for the Deputy Treasury Secretary during the Clinton administration. (Biography.com, 2014) When the Clinton administration ended in 2001, Sandberg signed on with Google as Vice President of global online sales and operations. (Biography.com, 2014) She is credited to making Google AdWords profitable. (Eler, 2012) In March of 2008, Sandberg joined Facebook to become their COO, overseeing business operations specifically in relation to scaling operations and expanding globally. (Biography.com, 2014) Sheryl Sandberg currently holds many positions aside from being COO of Facebook. She is the Director of the Nonprofit Google Foundation and directs the Google Grants program. (Businessweek, 2014) Sandberg also serves as a Director of The Brookings Institution, The Ad Council, Women for Women International, and...