35 Great Sheryl Sandberg Quotes

Sheryl Sandberg is most known for her role as the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Along with her wild success in the business world, she has also been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Here is a collection of some of her best quotes.

“A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.”

“Being confident and believing in your own self worth is necessary to achieving your potential.”

“Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.”

“Done is better than perfect.”

“For any of us in this room today, let’s start out by admitting we’re lucky. We don’t live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers live in, where career choices for women
were so limited.”

“Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.”


“I feel really grateful to the people who encouraged me and helped me develop. Nobody can succeed on their own.”

“I have never worked for a women, and I have never worked with a lot of women.”

“I’d like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement.”

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat.”

“I’m not telling women to be like men. I’m telling us to evaluate what men and women do in the workforce and at home without the gender bias.”

“In the future there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”

“It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.”

“It turns out that a husband who does the laundry, it’s very romantic when you’re older. And it’s hard to believe when you’re younger. But it’s absolutely true.”

“Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression. Leadership is the expectation that youc an use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place.”

“Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.”

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”

“Our culture needs to find a robust image of female success that is first, not male, and second, not a white woman on the phone, holding a crying baby.”

“Pages on Facebook are allowed to be anonymous. That is really important. People start revolutions; we need anonymity.”

“Real change will come when powerful women are less of an exception. It is easy to dislike senior women because there are so few.”

“So there’s no such thing as work life balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance.”

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”

“The more women help one another, the more we help ourselves. Acting like a coalition truly does produce results.”

“The things that hold women back, hold them back from sitting at the boardroom table and they hold women back from speaking at the PTA meeting.”

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

“Until women are as ambitious as men, they’re not going to achieve as much as men.”

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”

“We must raise both the ceiling and the floor. ”

“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”

“We’ve got to get women to sit at the table.”

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

“What you do has far greater impact than what you say.”

“When you’re more valuable, the people around you will do more to make it work.”

“Women don’t take enough risks. Men are just ‘foot on the gas pedal.’ WE’re not going to close the achievement gap until we close the ambition gap.”

“Women need to shift from thinking “I’m not ready to do that” to thinking “I want to do that-and I’ll learn by doing it.”


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