Sheryl Sandberg is considered one of the most recognizable businesspeople in the world. She’s competitive and creative, known for her work for Facebook, her bestselling book Lean In, and her larger sense of purpose in speaking to women about creating opportunities for themselves in the world. Her remarkable business intuition has made her tremendously wealthy, but she also believes that to make what you earn worthwhile, it’s important give back.
Sandberg exhibited traits at Harvard that would go on to define her: forward-thinking brilliance, determination, and the study of economics through a feminist lens. Concerned about the role economic inequality plays in spousal abuse, Sandberg founded Women in Economics and Government to encourage women to major in government and economics.
Following stints at World Bank, management consultants McKinsey & Company, and Google, Sandberg joined Facebook after a fruitful conversation with Mark Zuckerberg that shared her vision of how the social media site could lead to a greater flow of information.
In her talks about women in the workforce, Sandberg reinforces the fact that women need to stand up and speak up. Sandberg is the author of the million-selling book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which has been optioned as a film. Lean In inspired Sandberg to found LeanIn.org, a global community group that supports women striving to reach their ambitions.
Her DETERMINATION, her SKILL, her INTELLIGENCE and her HUMANITY keep her at the top of her game.
You may not yet be an entrepreneur like Sheryl Sandberg, but you are likely to share some of these competitive personality traits with her:
- Independence coupled with team spirit.