40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

22. 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.”

A key player in the technology sector, Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook.

The first woman to serve on the board of the social platform’s team, she was inducted into a list of Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine in 2012 and has gone on to be worth well over a billion.