Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, to Visit Israel in August

It will be her first time in the country since she became the tech giant’s COO in 2008

Ruti Levy
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Sheryl Sandberg speaks at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28, 2014.
Sheryl Sandberg speaks at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28, 2014.Credit: REUTERS
Ruti Levy
Ruti Levy

Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, will be visiting Israel in August, TheMarker has learned. She is expected to be in the country for several days on a family trip and it is not known whether she is also planning to schedule business meetings.

Facebook’s research and development center in Tel Aviv employs about 200 people in addition to around 100 employees who are engaged in business operations. Sandberg's visit is expected to attract considerable interest because it is believed to be her first time in Israel since she became Facebook’s COO in 2008.

According to data on the activity of technology multinational companies in Israel presented at a Knesset conference on law and the internet in October, Facebook is the dominant internet company in Israel.

Sandberg is one of the few women in the top ranks of corporate America. She became a feminist icon with the publication of her book "Lean In," in which she encouraged women to demand what they deserve in the job market. However, the book also sparked controversy because it suggested that the underrepresentation of women in corporate management was in part the result of an "ambition gap" that holds back their advancement.

Sagi Cohen contributed to this report.

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