Sheryl Sandberg

  • Facebook announces paid family sick leave and new bereavement benefits for employees

    Facebook announces paid family sick leave and new bereavement benefits for employees

    On her personal Facebook account Tuesday, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced an update to the company’s employee benefits, which are newly enhanced to ease the lives of new parents and grieving employees alike. Sandberg noted that the decision intends to lead the charge for policies that help new parents as well as families that are grieving the loss of a loved one. In the post, Sandberg… Read More

  • Sheryl Sandberg addresses her silence around the Women’s March, politics and Trump

    Sheryl Sandberg addresses her silence around the Women’s March, politics and Trump

    Sheryl Sandberg has been in the news lately for her opposition to the global gag rule and her more recent comments on Trump’s highly controversial and discriminatory immigration ban. Today at the Watermark Conference for Women in Silicon Valley in San Jose, Sandberg spoke about politics, President Donald Trump and leaning in (obvi), in an interview with Recode’s Kara… Read More

  • Sheryl Sandberg joins the immigration ban statement canoe

    Sheryl Sandberg joins the immigration ban statement canoe

    Several tech leaders spoke out against President Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries over the weekend. Today, Sheryl Sandberg leaned into that now rather large group with a post on her Facebook wall. In it, Sandberg talked about her great-great-grandmother arriving at Ellis Island in the late 1800s, fleeing religious persecution — a… Read More

  • Silicon Valley’s false feminist idol finally makes a peep

    Silicon Valley’s false feminist idol finally makes a peep

    After an era of cowed silence, noted fair-weather feminist and Facebook demigod Sheryl Sandberg finally spoke up! Sandberg had not objected to the Trump administration — clearly an affront to her values, the values that have sold more than two million copies of Lean In — but late this week she posted on her platform of choice to decry Trump’s day one expanded global gag rule. Read More

  • Sheryl Sandberg: “People don’t want to see hoaxes on Facebook”

    Sheryl Sandberg: “People don’t want to see hoaxes on Facebook”

    Today on “Today,” Sheryl Sandberg dismissed Facebook’s role in the 2016 presidential election. Still, she didn’t want you to forget that Facebook plays a relevant part in political and social movements, just not in a way that went on to influence the results of the most divisive election in modern American history. “People come to Facebook to share what matters… Read More

  • Facebook demos art-themed video filters, says it got 2M voters registered

    Facebook demos art-themed video filters, says it got 2M voters registered

    The two non-Zuck leaders of Facebook had a lot to show and tell onstage today at the WSJDLive conference, where they demoed potential products, labeled Facebook a tech company not a media company and touted the company’s success at voter registration. If you liked Prisma, you’re going to enjoy what Facebook’s cooking up. Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox demoed an… Read More

  • Sheryl Sandberg shoots down rumors of a role in Clinton administration

    Sheryl Sandberg shoots down rumors of a role in Clinton administration

    Rumors have swirled for months that if Hillary Clinton succeeds in her bid to become the next U.S. president, she would appoint Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg as Treasury Secretary. But Sandberg shot down those rumors today at the Virtuous Circle conference, hosted by the Internet Association. “I’m staying at Facebook,” Sandberg said when asked during a… Read More

  • Facebook employees say deleting ‘napalm girl’ photo was a mistake

    Facebook employees say deleting ‘napalm girl’ photo was a mistake

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said today that the company faced “difficult decisions” when it deleted a post by a Norwegian journalist containing an iconic photograph of a girl fleeing a napalm attack during the Vietnam War. Sandberg expressed regret at her company’s decision to repeatedly delete the photograph and said Facebook would do better at preserving newsworthy content… Read More

  • Sheryl Sandberg: Peter Thiel will remain on the Facebook board

    Sheryl Sandberg: Peter Thiel will remain on the Facebook board

    Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, said today on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference that Peter Thiel would remain on the company’s board of directors despite the controversy surrounding his involvement in a lawsuit against Gawker. It was revealed that Thiel was backing Hulk Hogan in a lawsuit against Gawker that’s raised questions about the future of… Read More