sheryl sandbergSheryl Sandberg (born August 28, 1969) is an American Technology Executive, billionaire and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

Sandberg is also the founder of LeanIn.Org, a not-for-profit organisation which is dedicated to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals. She is also the author of a bestselling book, “Lean In,” which talks about gender differences, reveals how women are held back in the workplace and offers advice to help women achieve their goals.

In June 2012, she was elected onto Facebook’s board of director’s, making her the eighth member and first woman to serve on its board. Also in 2012, Sandberg was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the most influential people in the world. She has also been ranked as number 37 on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list and number 14 on its America’s Self-Made Women list.

Sandberg has spent most of her career advocating for women and speaking out about the importance of giving women equal opportunities to thrive.

Below, we take a look at Sheryl Sandberg’s most famous quotes:


“You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Like a muscle, you can build it up, draw on it when you need it. In that process you will figure out who you really are — and you just might become the very best version of yourself.”

“Not taking failures personally allows us to recover — and even to thrive.”

“Just as our bodies have a physiological immune system, our brains have a psychological immune system — and there are steps you can take to help kick it into gear.”

“Finding gratitude and appreciation is key to resilience. People who take the time to list things they are grateful for are happier and healthier.”

“The easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days — the times that challenge you to your very core — that will determine who you are. You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.”

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”

“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”

“Not everything that happens to us happens because of us.”

“When you look at successful women, they have other women who have supported them, and they’ve gotten to where they are because of those women.”

“Build resilience in yourselves. When tragedy or disappointment strike, know that you have the ability to get through absolutely anything. I promise you do. As the saying goes, we are more vulnerable than we ever thought, but we are stronger than we ever imagined.”

“The best antidote to bad speech is good speech. The best antidote to hate is tolerance.”

“We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.”

“Bring your whole self to work. I don’t believe we have a professional self Monday through Friday and a real self the rest of the time. It is all professional and it is all personal.”

“Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.”

“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”