What would you do if you weren’t afraid? The women’s leadership community co-founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has joined the blogging site Tumblr, where the answers to that question are illustrated with pictures, videos, and animated GIFs. Visitors to the official Lean In Tumblr page will be greeted with the bullet-deflecting bracelets of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman and a submission form to add their own voices.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Joins the $1 Salary Club (Mashable)
Facebook confirmed in a filing that Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s founder and CEO, is taking a $1 salary this year, and foregoing any bonuses. But he’s not exactly taking a vow of poverty.
Here’s a humorous take on what an actual home would look like if Facebook built it.
For the first time, Marissa Mayer has shared some of her thoughts on the question that everyone asked when she took the job as Yahoo’s CEO and announced she was pregnant on the same day.
Sheryl Sandberg, who rose to the top of a male-dominated industry to become the COO of Facebook, is an inspiration to the 54,000-plus Twitter users who hang on her every character. She also authored the leadership memoir, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, in which she offers practical advice for career-minded women who might also have families. So who’s following her lead? A recent analysis of Sandberg’s follower base by PeekAnalytics reveals everything you ever wanted to know and then some about who her fans are on Twitter and what makes them Tweet.
Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operations officer of the world’s largest social network, knows a thing or two about socialization. So why is it, as she noted to the crowd assembled in New York last night to hear about her new book, Lean In, that we are “socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead?”
Face-Lift at Facebook, to Keep its Users Engaged (The New York Times)
Facebook plans to announce on Thursday a substantial redesign of its News Feed — a makeover aimed at both keeping users glued to the social network and luring more advertising dollars. Company executives have broadly said they want to make the News Feed, the first page every user sees upon logging in, more relevant.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Almost Became LinkedIn’s CEO (AllFacebook)
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has one of the most impressive resumés in the tech world, including a stint as chief of staff in the U.S. Treasury Department, and working to make Google into the giant that it is today. But as The Wall Street Journal discovered in an early reading from Sandberg’s book, before she worked for Facebook, she was offered the top job at another social networking site — LinkedIn.
At the 400 largest companies headquartered in California, women filled less than 10 percent of top executive jobs at the close of fiscal year 2012, and Silicon Valley companies had fewest women in top jobs according to a study released by the University of California, Davis.
The highly regarded journal Foreign Policy has released its list of the 100 most influential thinkers of 2012, and tech innovators claim a healthy portion of the list.