Meta investigation into the use of company resources by Sheryl Sandberg: report

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that attorneys were looking into Sheryl Sandberg’s use of company resources over a period of years, with a focus on the extent to which staff worked on her personal projects.

According to people familiar with the matter, a number of employees have been questioned as part of the investigation by Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc., which has been ongoing since at least last fall.

The sources said he is looking at how Facebook employees have helped his foundation, Lean In, which champions women in the workplace, as well as writing and promoting his second book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy”. who focused on her grieving process following the sudden death of her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, in 2015, the sources say.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the investigation looked into Ms Sandberg’s use of company resources to help her prepare for her upcoming wedding. According to people familiar with the matter, this is only a minor part of the investigation, which includes a broader assessment of Ms. Sandberg’s personal use of Facebook resources over an extended period.

Ms Sandberg, 52, revealed last week that she would step down from her day-to-day role after 14 years, but would remain on the board. Ms Sandberg was a longtime lieutenant to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and, as the author of the leadership book ‘Lean In’, she became one of the most powerful women in business.

Sandberg said she looks forward to devoting more time to her foundation and women’s issues.

Sandberg, whose strong working relationship with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has fueled the company’s growth, announced his retirement from the company earlier this month after 14 years.

Although Zuckerberg has said he has no plans to replace Sandberg’s position directly within the company’s existing structure, chief growth officer Javier Olivan is expected to take over as chief operating officer.

Sandberg said she would remain on Meta’s board after leaving the company in the fall.


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