Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Arrives in Israel, Meets With Israeli President Rivlin
On Wednesday, Sandberg will hold an open-to-the-public event in Tel Aviv dedicated to the launch of the local office of Sandberg’s organization, Lean In
Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who is on a visit to Israel, has met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Monday. Sandberg presented the president with a signed copy of her book Option B, the Israeli Government Press Office said in a statement. “I admire him for standing up for diversity and kindness across the country,” Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page.
On Wednesday, Sandberg will hold an open-to-the-public event in Tel Aviv dedicated to the launch of the local office of her organization, Lean In, which is focused on promoting gender equality in the workforce. At the event, Sandberg will be speaking to Rachel Ben Shoshe, who heads Lean In’s Israeli office.
Also on Wednesday, Sandberg is set to inaugurate Playground, Facebook’s new space in Tel Aviv. Playground will host activities and events for the local tech industry, as well as a program for mid-stage startups that have already raised funds and have proven demand for their products, the company said in a statement.
Sheryl Sandberg and Reuven Rivlin. Photo: Mark Neima
Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008, after working for Google and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.