Facebook added an eighth member to the social media company’s board of directors Monday—Sheryl Sandberg.
After months of critique from people who said the board was not diverse enough, the Menlo Park-based company promoted Sandberg to the board. She is the first and only female on Facebook's Board of Directors.
“Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been central to our growth and success over the years," Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, said in a press release. "Her understanding of our mission and long-term opportunity, and her experience both at Facebook and on public company boards makes her a natural fit for our board."
Sheryl Sandberg, an Atherton resident, has been the company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2008. Prior to that she was the president of Google’s Global Online Sales and Operations Team, as well as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Treasury Department during the Clinton Administration.
The Harvard graduate also serves on the Board of Directors for the Walt Disney Company.