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Sheryl Sandberg
Company: Facebook
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Sandberg became the chief operating officer of Facebook in March 2008 after serving as vice president of global online sales and operation at Google for seven years. After graduating from Harvard, Sandberg worked under Lawrence Summers, her senior thesis adviser, at the World Bank. She later earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and worked at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant. Sandberg then served as chief of staff to Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers from 1999 to 2001. Turning down several investment bank offers, she joined Google when George W. Bush came into office and Summers and his team left the Treasury. At Google, Sandberg led many of Google’s advertising products, including Google AdWords, the company’s main revenue generator. She also served on the board of Google’s philanthropic division, Google.org. Sandberg serves on the board of eHealthInsurance and was included in Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women of 2007. At 38, she was the youngest on the list.