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Sheryl Sandberg becomes Facebook's first female board member
 
Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg says women who focus on having children too early lose out in the business world.
Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg says women who focus on having children too early lose out in the business world.
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Facebook's celebrated Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was named to the company's board Monday, making her the social network's first female board member. Corporate governance advocates have long criticized Facebook for having no women on its board, especially when Sandberg, who is credited with creating the company's business model and is considered a strong proponent of women in the workplace, is on staff. In his announcement, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg called Sandberg his "partner" and a lynchpin in the company's "growth and success."

 

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