Sheryl Sandberg reportedly wanted to know if George Soros, who publicly criticized Facebook, was shorting the company’s stock.

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg reportedly requested opposition research on billionaire George Soros. Sandberg reportedly wanted to know if Soros, who publicly criticized Facebook, was shorting the company’s stock. That news comes after it was revealed that Facebook had a relationship with the opposition-research firm, Definers Public Affairs. Definers has had ties to Republican […]

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica two-and-a-half years ago but they didn’t check (FB)

Facebook knew Cambridge Analytica was mishandling user data two-and-a-half years ago, COO Sheryl Sandberg told NBC. But when the company discovered the problem, execs relied on CA’s assurances that they had deleted the data. The company could have done an audit, but did not, she said. “To this day, we still don’t know what data […]

Sheryl Sandberg on #MeToo: Men need to do more than stop sexually harassing women

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said today more needs to be done to address the concerns of the #metoo movement than not sexually harassing women. “We need a world where women don’t get sexually harassed, full stop, period, but what’s important: That’s not enough, not enough,” she said onstage at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. […]

Disney’s video streaming plans mean Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg have to leave its board

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair The CEO of Twitter and COO of Facebook are leaving Disney’s board due to conflicts of interest, as Disney gears up to launch a digital streaming service to rival Netflix.  On Friday, the entertainment giant announced that chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and chief exec Jack Dorsey will not […]

Sheryl Sandberg: Too many men think hiring a few women makes their companies diverse

Corporate America thinks if 10% of its leaders are women, that’s good enough, according to new research from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization. Sandberg says that too many male leaders are blind to disrespectful treatment of women, too. Sandberg hasn’t fully solved the diversity problem at Facebook, where she is COO, either. Too many corporate leaders […]

Tina Fey to Play a “Sort of Sheryl Samberg on Steroids” on ‘Great News’

As Indiewire reports, Great News creator Tracey Wigfield spoke at the Television Critics Association yesterday, and detailed Tina Fey’s upcoming 7-episode guest starring arc on the series. (Fey’s presence on the show — beyond serving as an executive producer — was first announced in May.) Fey, Wigfield describes, will be playing Diana St. Tropez, a […]

Sheryl Sandberg’s Advice for Grieving, Cont’d

A few weeks ago, I interviewed the Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about her new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, which describes how she learned to move forward in the wake of her husband’s sudden death. Katherine Shear, of the Center for Complicated Grief, responds: I read your article “Sheryl Sandberg’s […]

Sheryl Sandberg explains how she’s coping with her husband’s death, how Mark Zuckerberg has helped her, and why ‘grief leave’ is as important as maternity leave

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Sheryl Sandberg has had a difficult two years. While she has been working as the chief operating officer at Facebook, which recently reported one of its strongest quarters ever, she was dealt a devastating blow. In May 2015, her husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly. He and Sandberg were on vacation in Mexico. […]