Sheryl Sandberg

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COO of Facebook and Founder of LeanIn.Org

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I was honored to spend the day with some of the most resilient people anywhere: the women and men stationed at Fort Hood and their families.
Getting ready to celebrate the Virginia Tech Class of 2017 with my friend Regina Dugan and my new friend President Sands. Join us on Facebook Live in an hour. Go Hokies!
Tonight Adam Grant and I were in Durham talking about resilience with the @nba's Shane Battier.
Shane is a true example of resilience – and he says it all started with a grilled cheese sandwich. One day when he was 6 years old, Shane’s mother ran out of food for him and his siblings. She had the courage to go next door and ask a neighbor for help. That neighbor fed them that night and took them to a food pantry the next day. Shane was grateful for the grilled cheese sandwich the food pantry provided, but noting it was of poor quality vowed that he’d grow up to make things better for his family. For Shane, that meant working incredibly hard at basketball. He played for @dukeuniversity, then the @houstonrockets, and finally my hometown team the @miamiheat.
Truly inspiring day at Fort Bragg. More people are stationed at @fortbraggnc than on any other military base in the US, and it was an honor to be with this incredible community as they launched Lean In Circles. Thank you to everyone at Fort Bragg for your service to our nation, for protecting the values that America holds so dear, and for your commitment to a more equal world.
#TBT to my graduation from business school in 1995 with my parents. Tomorrow, they’ll be with me when I address the class of 2017 at Virginia Tech’s commencement. I’m humbled to be talking about resilience and hope, two things this tight and supportive community has taught the world so much about. Look forward to seeing all the proud parents, friends, and loved ones.
@cafereconcile is a restaurant in New Orleans that gives young adults facing serious challenges a chance to learn new skills. As one of the cooks told me, “these kids have been taught only how to survive. Here we teach them how to work – and how to live.” Mayor Mitch Landrieu has championed programs like this across the city. I was honored that he and several graduates from STRIVE NOLA – another program that helps New Orleanians find jobs – joined me for great food, great conversation, and to celebrate building resilience together.
Loved meeting with Miko Branch at GrowCo, a conference in New Orleans hosted by @incmagazine for entrepreneurs. Miko’s the co-founder of @miss_jessies, a company that creates products for naturally curly hair. She started the company with her sister Titi after the salon they started went out of business. Miko was a single mom taking care of her baby upstairs and running downstairs to do clients’ hair in her living room. Since she didn’t have time to do her own hair, she and Titi decided to make the products they needed themselves. The sisters named their business after their grandma Miss Jessie and started a Facebook Page where customers started recommending their products to each other. Today, Miss Jessie’s is sold everywhere from Target to Walmart and Miko operates the business she started with her sister who sadly passed away. Hers is a true story of resilience.
Moment of joy: Meeting with Lean In Kansas City yesterday. What an incredible group of women.
Weekend of learning from history in Kansas City, inspiration from the @leaninorg and @optionb communities, laughter with my friends and the single best thing I have ever tasted – burnt ends. #grateful
Had a chance to sit down with some of the newest members of the California State Assembly yesterday. They’ve helped make California one of the most diverse state legislatures in the country — more than half of its members are Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, black or mixed-race. Representation matters — it’s harder to be what you can’t see — and inspires other people to run for office. I look forward to seeing all the great things this group can accomplish.
"If I only had my posse with me, I never would have dropped out." This insight from a talented former student in the 1980s led to the creation of the Posse Foundation, a remarkable organization in Chicago. The Posse Foundation recruits students from the same city and sends them to college in teams of ten. It’s a simple but extraordinary idea, and it works. Posse students have a 90% graduation rate from some of the best colleges in the country. If we're serious about creating ladders of opportunity for everyone, then efforts like Posse deserve our full support.
Yesterday I was in Boston visiting Rosie's Place, the first homeless shelter for women in the US. Kip Tiernan founded Rosie’s Place in 1974 after watching women disguise themselves as men to get meals from Boston’s men-only shelters. She envisioned a place where women could find a bed, a hot meal, and would always be treated with dignity. Today, Rosie’s Place serves free meals every day and offers health services, legal aid, and assistance finding housing and jobs. I’m so grateful to the staff and volunteers for their work ensuring that women are seen, supported, and safe. #OptionB