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20 Best Sheryl Sandberg Quotes

Check out 20 popular quotes by Sheryl Sandberg for daily inspiration.

Sheryl Sandberg(Sheryl Kara Sandberg) is an American technology executive, writer and a businesswoman. She served as COO(Chief operating office) of Meta Platforms, a position from which she stepped down in August 2022.

With her exceptional leadership skills and dedication, she has become an inspiration for women around the globe. Sandberg’s journey to success is a testament to her resilience and determination.

Sandberg is a role model for many women around the world. She has shown that it is possible to achieve success in the business world while also being a dedicated philanthropist and advocate for social change.

Quotes By Sheryl Sandberg

“We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.” – Sheryl Sandberg


“The easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days—the days that challenge you to your very core—that will determine who you are.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sandberg


“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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

“Taking initiative pays off. It is hard to visualize someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Fear is at the root of so many of the barriers that women face. Fear of not being liked. Fear of making the wrong choice. Fear of drawing negative attention. Fear of overreaching. Fear of being judged. Fear of failure. And the holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“The most important career choice you’ll make is who you marry.” – Sheryl Sandberg


“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.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“I realized that searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of waiting for Prince Charming. We all grew up on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” which instructs young women that if they just wait for their prince to arrive, they will be kissed and whisked away on a white horse to live happily ever after. Now young women are told that if they can just find the right mentor, they will be pushed up the ladder and whisked away to the corner office to live happily ever after. Once again, we are teaching women to be too dependent on others.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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


“I truly believe that the single most important career decision that a woman makes is whether she will have a life partner and who that partner is.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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


“Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“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.” – Sheryl Sandberg


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

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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