45 Brilliant Sheryl Sandberg Quotes On Life, Leadership & Success

45 Brilliant Sheryl Sandberg Quotes On Life, Leadership & Success

Sheryl Sandberg – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011“, by World Economic Forum, is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Sheryl Sandberg was born on August 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C. She’s the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, founder of Lean In Foundation, and best-selling author of Lean In Women, Work, and the will to lead. She became the eight-member and the first woman of Facebook’s Board of Directors.  

Before becoming the COO of Facebook, Sandberg was the vice president of global online sales and operations where she grew the sales team from 4 people to 4,000. Before that, she served as the chief of staff for the United Secretary of the Treasury.

Sheryl Sandberg Quotes

“Guilt management can be just as important as time management for mothers.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (2013)

“The time is long overdue to encourage more women to dream the possible dream.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (ed. Random House, 2013) – ISBN: 9780753549063

“But the upside of painful knowledge is so much greater than the downside of blissful ignorance.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (ed. Knopf, 2013) – ISBN: 9780385349956
“The cost of stability is often diminished opportunities for growth.”

“Everyone needs to get more comfortable with female leaders-including female leaders themselves.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (ed. Knopf, 2013) – ISBN: 9780385349956

“We compromise our career goals to make room for partners and children who may not even exist yet”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (ed. Random House, 2013) – ISBN: 9780753549063

“The best way to make room for both life and career is to make choices deliberately-to set limits and stick to them.”

“A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (ed. Random House, 2013) – ISBN: 9780753549063
“Aiming for perfection causes frustration at best and paralysis at worst.”

“Without fear, women can pursue professional success and personal fulfillment-and freely choose one, or the other, or both.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (ed. Knopf, 2013) – ISBN: 9780385349956

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

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (ed. Knopf, 2013) – ISBN: 9780385349956

“Real change will come when powerful women are less of an exception. It is easy to dislike senior women because there are so few.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Lean In for Graduates (ed. Knopf, 2014) – ISBN: 9780385353861

“Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.62, Knopf
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”

“It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg’s Commencement Address Barnard College in New York City, New York, May 17, 2011.

“Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”. Book by Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg, March 11, 2013.

“Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay but acknowledging that it is not.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Sheryl Sandberg Offers Grieving Guidance, Calls for Support Systems After Husband’s Death” by Ashley Lee, June 3, 2015.
“So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.”

“If you do please everyone, you are not making enough progress.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.60, Knopf

“If more women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Sheryl Sandberg Tells Oprah About Her ‘Date’ With Mark Zuckerberg, Her Marriage And Feeling Like A Fraud”. Interview with Oprah Winfrey, June 6, 2013.

“Talking can transform minds, which can transform behaviors, which can transform institutions.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.158, Knopf
“Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.”

“I know from my own experience that the path to change is best traveled when we travel together.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Sheryl Sandberg Joins Global Women Leaders in Tech to Demand Gender Equality” by Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, January 20, 2015. 

“I want to tell any young girl out there who’s a geek, I was a really serious geek in high school. It works out. Study harder.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Sheryl Sandberg:‘There’s No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance’” by Bianca Bosker, July 04, 2012.

“We need to stop telling [women], “Get a mentor and you will excel.” Instead, we need to tell them, “Excel and you will get a mentor.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.77, Knopf

“Until women are as ambitious as men, they’re not going to achieve as much as men.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Zuckerberg Says Amazon and Apple Are Allies, While Google’s Building “Their Own Little Version of Facebook””. Interview with Charlie Rose, November 7, 2011.
“If I had to embrace a definition of success, it would be that success is making the best choices we can… and accepting them.”

“I’m not telling women to be like men. I’m telling us to evaluate what men and women do in the workforce and at home without the gender bias.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Sheryl Sandberg: Gender equality won’t happen unless men speak up”. Interview with Soledad O’Brien, Tara Kelly, April 17, 2013.

“What I tell everyone, and I really do for myself is, I have a long-run dream, which is I want to work on stuff that I think matters.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on what makes women succeed”. Interview with Pattie Sellers, October 05, 2011.

“No industry or country can reach its full potential until women reach their full potential.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Sheryl Sandberg Joins Global Women Leaders in Tech to Demand Gender Equality” by Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, January 20, 2015.

“So there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Sheryl Sandberg:‘There’s No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance’” by Bianca Bosker, July 04, 2012.
“Speak up. Believe in yourself. Take risks.”

“It’s hard to visualize someone as a leader, if she is always waiting to be told what to do.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2013). “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”, p.35, Random House

“Social gains are never handed out. They must be seized.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.167, Knopf

“Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.100, Knopf

“The reason I don’t have a plan is because if I have a plan I’m limited to today’s options.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “A Woman’s Place” by Ken Auletta, July 11 & 18, 2011.
“Done is better than perfect.”

“Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.124, Knopf

“I want women to get paid more. I want to teach them to negotiate so they get paid more.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: ‘I want women to be paid more'”. Interview with Emma Brockes, March 15, 2013.

“Its time to cheer on girls and women who want to sit at the table”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.169, Knopf
“Build your skills, not your resume.”

“We’ve got to get women to sit at the table.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, “Why we have too few women leaders”. TEDWomen Talk, December 2010.

“The promise of equality is not the same as true equality.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.16, Knopf

“When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated, and ambitious.”

SHERYL SANDBERG, Sheryl Sandberg (2014). “Lean In for Graduates”, p.124, Knopf
“Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.”

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