Sheryl Sandberg is an American business executive and philanthropist. Sandberg held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Meta (formerly known as Facebook) from 2008 to 2022 after which Javier Olivan succeeded her. She also serves on Metas board of directors. Before joining Meta, then called Facebook, Sheryl had served as Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, Chief of Staff for United States Secretary of the Treasury, Lawrence Summers under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.She grew up in North Miami Beach, Florida, where her parents moved when she was 2. Childhood picture of Sheryl Sandberg with her parents and siblings.Growing up in a Jewish family, with parents who were actively involved in helping Jews leave the Soviet Union, Sheryl spent her childhood attending rallies. Her parents helped create the South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry and turned their home into a safe haven for Soviet Jews looking to escape anti-Semitism. The Sandberg family was actively involved with Temple Sinai in North Miami Beach, especially in the temples advocacy for the freeing of Soviet Jews. In 1982, when Sandberg was 13, she was featured in a Miami Herald article about Soviet Jews. In the article, she shared that she attended her first rally when she was one year old and had participated in protest marches, handed out petitions, and worked on letter-writing campaigns to help advance their cause ever since. Sheryl Sandbergs parents, Joel Sandberg and Adele Sandberg, actively setting up South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry.
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