First, there was the ongoing unhappiness from shareholders over Facebook’s stock price. Now, two comics have parodied Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg‘s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead with their own take, Lean Over: Women, Work, and Women’s Work. What’s a COO to do?
According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, Alyssa Wolff’s and Alison Leiby’s fictional executive, Cheryl Sandberger, is described as, “the COO of Facebook, a wife, a mother, a Saks Diamond Level Cardholder, and an inspiration,” who “shares personal stories about success from her mythical rise to unimaginable wealth.”
Sandberger dishes on a recent gathering of power-brokers she hosted:
Last week, I invited over 17 of my closest friends — Sonia Sotomayor, Frank Rich, Mark Zuckerberg and his Asian wife, Warren Buffett, Herman Cain, Tan Mom, Shakira, Robert Kiyosaki, Apple Paltrow-Martin, Kim Jong-un, Suze Orman, Bruce Jenner, Anderson Cooper, a Bergdorf’s mannequin, Ashton Kutcher, and Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx — for a pre-dinner apéritif.
The real Facebook exec is known for hosting networking dinner and high-flying guests at regular dinners at her home. One of these soirees was featured in a recent “60 Minutes” profile of Sandberg that coincided with her book launch.
On her rise to the top, the fake COO recalls:
I overheard some mailroom peon expressing concern about the company’s long-term sustainability, so I just pulled the trigger. I got bangs! And quit my job. I landed on my feet as the chief fact checking officer and merchandising director of Wikipedia, North American region.
The joke continues at the comics’ site, LeanOver.org.
Readers: What did you think of the job Wolff and Leiby did lampooning Sandberg?