Sheryl Sandburg


Sheryl Kara Sanberg is best known for her position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook but has also become an advocate for all women in the workplace.

At the age of 28, she moved to silicon valley eager to join the new 'Tech Boom' and got a job at Google when they first began. After seven years at Google Sandberg became the COO of Facebook and is credited for the success of Facebook's advertising strategy.

Working on scientific and technological issues within organisations as Technology Executive. Sanberg has had a lot of experience in the workforce and has witnessed the gender gap, within companies. As founder of Lean In a movement aimed at changing women's position in the workplace. Sheryl has become a well-known advocate for women's rights.

After working her way up to the top of two major tech companies, Sandberg is now a self-made billionaire and are of the wealthiest women in tech. Today she serves on the board of several companies including the Walt Disney company, Women for Women International and Survey Monkey.

"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"

Why she does what she does

After years of experience, she noticed that men felt more confident than women in their place of work. Women often saying things like "I'm still learning " or "I'm not sure I'm qualified for the job".

So many studies show the same results: 'Men want to take initiative more than women do'. This is one of the reason's why only 14% of the top corporate jobs are held by women.

Sheryl found the need to encourage women to lead, and therefore began Lean In

What is lean in?

Her bestselling book Lean in is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions and with Lean women are able to offer each other inspiration and support to achieve their goals. There is even a lean in circle in Cape town

She believes in an equal workforce where women will make up 50% of the leaders in a company.

"In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders"

Letter to KRS

Thank you for allowing us into your company and giving us the opportunity to work alongside your wonderfully talented and friendly staff. We have really enjoyed doing our company immersions at KRS. It was an enjoyable experience which has taught us a lot about the work environment, in this type of industry. Thank you for making us feel like we belonged here and for treating us like your own. It was amazing to see how dedicated all the employees were. The culture of the company is inspiring by the way in which everyone is so closely knit and hardworking.

Our experience here has been incredibly valuable and will certainly benefit us in the future.