Sheryl Sandberg

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COO of Facebook and Founder of LeanIn.Org

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Great to visit with these amazing computer science PHD candidates today. Only 18% of CS PHDs are women. This needs to change and these women are leading the way. #LeanIn
Tonight I had the privilege of opening the @bgcp annual Youth of the Year celebration, where we celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable young people in our community. What I saw tonight was how inspiring these young people are and how big their dreams are for the future. Like all children, they deserve every opportunity to pursue their aspirations.
Loved welcoming Diana Nyad to Facebook today. At 64 years old, Diana became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a cage for protection. She is an example of determination and resilience to us all.
Today Facebook opened the Digitales Lernzentrum Berlin – a space where refugees, seniors, and young people can come to learn digital skills. In order for technology to have the greatest positive impact, we need to ensure everyone has the skills to participate. I can't wait to see what the students I met today will accomplish. #dlzberlin
Last year, my New Year’s resolution was to write down three moments of joy each day. And while my resolutions usually don’t make it to February, I surprised myself by sticking to this one all year.

Sometimes the joyful moments were small (a smile from my kids, a dinner with friends), and sometimes they were big (or huge: like beating my brother-in-law Rob Goldberg for the first time in Scrabble). Over time, I noticed that most of these moments involved others offering kindness and support. 
Much of this kindness and support came from a group of women I have leaned on since seventh grade – my own Lean In Circle, or as we still call each other, “The Girls.” The Girls have advised me on everything from what to wear to prom to what job to take. After I lost Dave, they checked in daily and took turns coming to California. By showing up over and over, they proved to me that I was not alone. Their support did not just help me feel better – it helped me feel stronger. 
The Girls’ support had also inspired me years earlier when writing Lean In. One of the largest barriers to success in the workplace is that women have less access to mentorship and sponsorship. But peer support can have a big impact – so we launched Lean In Circles, small peer groups that meet regularly (and were partly inspired by the Girls). I realize now that part of why Lean In Circles help women reach for their individual goals is because they build collective resilience. There really is strength in numbers.

My hope for the New Year is that everyone finds a group or community that supports their ambitions and understands their struggles. We all need this kind of connection to help us build resilience and find joy.

We really are stronger when we lean in together.
Today is #SmallBizSaturday. I just visited one of my favorites, @keplersbooks, which has been a San Francisco Bay Area Park institution for over 60 years. As we enter the year’s busiest shopping season, let’s celebrate the local businesses in our communities by shopping local.
Honored to welcome Buzz Aldrin to Facebook HQ today. In 1969, the world tuned in to watch Buzz and his Apollo 11 crewmate Neil Armstrong become the first humans to land on the moon. That’s not so long ago – especially given it was the year I was born 😏!
Such an honor to meet the great Dr. Jane Goodall today. Watch our #LeanInLive interview on Facebook to hear about her revolutionary research on chimpanzees and the importance of taking care of animals, each other, and the Earth. 🐒
So excited to be at Instagram's new HQ to celebrate six years of discovery, inspiration and fun! @kevin and @mikeyk launched Instagram in October 2010 with a vision of helping people capture and share the world's moments. The world has changed since 2010 and so has Instagram. From video and new editing tools to Boomerang and Stories, Instagram continues to spark our imagination and show the power of visual storytelling.
Great conversation with the @cbsthismorning team on how 4 million advertisers -- the majority of which are small and medium sized businesses -- are using Facebook to grow and reach new customers. We also discussed the findings in this year's @leaninorg  @mckinseyco Women in the Workplace study and why women face disproportionate pushback when they #LeanIn.
It has been one year since Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and @deptofdefense launched #leanin military Circles across all branches and with DoD civilian personnel. As Secretary Carter said, empowering women who serve is "not just the right thing to do – it's the right thing for the military." We now have 110 Circles with nearly 2000 members, and I can't wait to see what the military chapter achieved in year two. #LeanIn #LeanInDoD
We hosted 350 senior women in product from more than 60 technology companies for a conversation about what holds them back and what we can all do to fix it. When women #LeanInTogether we achieve equality more quickly, our teams perform better, and our companies are more successful.