Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Leans in and Leaves on Time

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appears on the cover of TIME in anticipation of her new book,  Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. 

The author of the controversial book that encourages women to “lean in” to their careers to be successful once famously said she left work at 5:30 every day to spend time with her family.

In her interview with Belinda Luscome, she explains what she meant by that:

Among the myths that circle around Sandberg is that she leaves the office at 5:30 p.m. Actually, that is true. But after putting in some time with her family, she returns to work with a vengeance. She’s one of those work-hard, play-hardly-ever types. She usually goes to parties only to work the room or if she’s holding a gathering of women at her home. She and her husband Dave Goldberg try never to schedule dinners on the same night. If that does happen, she often calls on her sister. “She lives a mile away, and the answer is always yes,” Sandberg says.

Talk about having it all.

Photo by Robert Maxwell, courtesy of TIME.com.

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