Sheryl Sandberg

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Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Documents seen by the Observer reveal how she and others in Facebook lobbied then-taoiseach Enda Kenny and government representatives on GDPR, taxation policy and the pending appointment of a data protection commissioner. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Facebook’s past efforts to lobby the Irish government and influence policy and decision-making were again on show last week in a front page story in l(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s current and former data watchdogs have said former taoiseach Enda Kenny did not lobby them to take a softer approach on regulating interne(...)

With an International Crap Women’s Day we could celebrate the likes of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, the self-styled face of lean-in feminism whose brand came a cropper after she was caught up in the string of controversies surrounding the company. Photograph: Pascal Lauener/Reuters

There is still more than a week to go before International Women’s Day and already I am gripped by a familiar sense of exhaustion. Each day brings an(...)

Liz Doyle, owner of  The Fine Dining Club, an introduction agency.

From merchant banker to owner of an introduction agency, Liz Doyle spotted a gap in the market on the return from her international career. Asking her(...)

Ireland has housed Facebook’s international headquarters for the past decade and their Irish operation is the largest outside of Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California. Photograph: Reuters

Sheryl Sandberg says Ireland has a special relationship with Facebook. And we do. Last week’s visit by the social media giant’s chief operating office(...)

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg: ‘We know that we’ll never completely stop the bad from happening, but we’re committed to putting in the work’

Facebook has announced a major investment in Ireland with a plan to create 1,000 new jobs in 2019. The jobs will be spread across its 60 teams includ(...)

Senior vice-president of Samsung Electronics America Dave Das showcases the QLED 8K smart television during CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

There’s a reason why those big, feature-packed televisions are so affordable, even the cutting-edge new ones shown off this month at the annual Las Ve(...)

Michelle Obama: knocked Hillary Clinton off the most-admired spot. Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

Michelle Obama has overtaken Hillary Clinton as the United States’ most admired woman, a spot Clinton had held for 17 years. Obama won by “a significa(...)

Members of the staff of Lean In, the organisation founded by Sheryl Sandberg, in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Jessica Chou/New York Times
Lean In’s Sheryl Sandberg problem
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  • December 13, 2018, 17:30

The door to the Lean In office in Palo Alto has Sheryl Sandberg’s name on it. The email addresses for Lean In employees bear her initials. And million(...)

Not all men are relishing the self-awareness they’ve had to develop in the wake of a year of stories of sexual abuse, harassment and systemic misogyny. Photograph: iStock

A number of surveys in recent months – mostly in the US, but bear with me – suggested that some men may be in the throes of a post #MeToo meltdown. In(...)

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