Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook's Chief Operating Officer doesn't shy away from ongoing industry chatter about the role of women in technology and business. She fuels it.

James Martin/CNET

Facebook's Chief Operating Officer doesn't shy away from ongoing industry chatter about the role of women in technology and business. She fuels it.

Now famous for her success at Facebook and her ultimate ascent to the Facebook board (previously a dudes-only affair) in June, Sandberg's past successes are many, including stints as an economist with the World Bank, chief of staff for the U.S. Treasury Department in the Clinton administration, and as a top ad sales executive for Google.

Sandberg is not only one of the world's wealthiest women, her 2010 TED talk urging women to "take a seat at the table" and her subsequent book on the topic have inspired conversation for hundreds of thousands of aspiring technologists and business leaders.

Go back to the CNET 100

About the author

Lindsey Turrentine is Editor-in-Chief of CNET Reviews, where she sets the direction for CNET.com, CNET TV, CNET How To, and all of CNET's compelling consumer tech advice. She has worked for 15 years in Internet journalism.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
Uber's tumultuous ups and downs in 2014 (pictures)
The best and worst quotes of 2014 (pictures)
A roomy range from LG (pictures)
This plain GE range has all of the essentials (pictures)
Sony's 'Interview' heard 'round the world (pictures)
Google Lunar XPrize: Testing Astrobotic's rover on the rocks (pictures)