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Sheryl Sandberg, first woman to join Facebook board

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg became the first female to join the company board of directors. Facebook recently became a publicly traded firm with a Nasdaq debut that raised billions of dollars.

Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement “Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been central to our growth and success over the years, Her understanding of our mission and long-term opportunity, and her experience both at Facebook and on public company boards makes her a natural fit for our board.”

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Sandberg was vice president of global online sales and operations at Google. She is a Harvard University Graduate and she also served as chief of staff for the US Treasury Department when Bill Clinton was the president. She was also an economist with the World Bank. She is also on the boards for Walt Disney, Center for Global Development and Women for Women International.

She said “Facebook is working every day to make the world more open and connected. It’s a mission that I’m deeply passionate about, and I feel fortunate to be part of a company that is having such a profound impact in the world.”

Kitguru says: It is reckoned that Sandberg will be a billionaire by the end of the year.

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