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Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Social Networks |

Facebook Names Sheryl Sandberg as the first woman on its board

Facebook Names Sheryl Sandberg as the first woman on its board


Since was project until today is a reality that never had in its top leadership to a woman, until that day came and took over as chief of operations (COO for its acronym in English) thus becoming the first board of this social network.

The female in question is 42 years old and has been one of the most critical of the imbalance between men and women inside the offices of major companies in Silicon Valley. Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008 and played an important role at the time when this social platform made its debut on the stock.

And is that his promotion is to translate into a much more mature Facebook social network that ever was born in the bedroom of a couple of students from Harvard. Also, Zuckerberg called this rise in a statement which says “Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been instrumental to our growth and success in recent years.”

“His understanding of our mission and our long-term opportunities, and their experience on Facebook and on boards of public companies makes him the right person for our board,” he said one of the richest people in the world.

Regardless of the amount of Sandberg to the board, this is still controlled by seven men in which venture capitalists are James W.Breyer, Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel, the president of The Washington Post, Donald E. Graham, the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings and former staff Faxis White House and President of the University of North Carolina, Erskine Bowles, in addition to Zuckerberg, obviously.

Note that before Sandberg joined Facebook, and had provided services to another company for the category of technology, where Google was built under his command the division of Internet advertising giant, whose invention is one of the most important economic inputs that the company has.

Moreover, the Silicon Valley await integration Sandberg one of the highest offices of the company, which begins to dissipate about issues of gender within the firm, especially when Katherine Losse, a former employee company in a book recount situations of harassment which was faced by their male colleagues, this Sandberg intervene until his arrival.

Thus, do not come easy for Sandberg, considering that today must confront one of the most complicated issues that have long been complaining of Facebook in terms of privacy of users of this network.

Link: Sheryl Sandberg as Facebook names first female principal (The Guardian)

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