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Sheryl Sandberg departure marks the end of an era for women in tech

By Naomi Nix and Caroline O'Donovan

02 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

For years, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg encouraged women to climb the corporate ladder by promoting themselves in the workplace and asking for more help from their spouses at home.

Now, her departure from Facebook as one of the highest-ranking female executives in corporate America marks the end of an era in the brand of self-empowerment feminism she championed as a critical tool to fight sexism in the workplace.

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