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Release Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:13 PM
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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to Speak at Howard

Sheryl Sandberg
WASHINGTON (October 9, 2013) - Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the bestseller, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, will visit Howard University for a candid conversation with students at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the School of Business Auditorium.

Sandberg oversees Facebook’s business operations, including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications. Prior to joining Facebook, Sandberg was vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, where she built and managed online sales for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products worldwide. She was also instrumental in launching, Google’s philanthropic arm.  Sandberg previously served as chief of staff for the Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton. She began her career as an economist with the World Bank. She received a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. She serves on the boards of Facebook, The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, V-Day and ONE, and she chairs the board of Lean In.

The event is free an open to all students.

WHAT:          Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, will speak   
                     at the School of Business

WHEN:          Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:        School of Business Auditorium


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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