Sheryl Sandberg: ‘I’m Not Running For Office’

SherylSandberg650Once again, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg addressed rumors of her departure from the company, this time on NBC’s “Today,” where she said she plans to stay at the social network, and she ruled out the idea of running for political office.

In response to a question about whether Sandberg’s repeated sales of Facebook stock signaled an impending move, she said:

I’m glad you raised this, because there’s been some confusion. A good chunk of what was sold was all for taxes, so there’s just confusion on that. And I have really plans to stay at Facebook. I love my job. I love what we do every day to connect the world. And I love being able to work on lean in in my personal time.

As for the idea of running for office, Sandberg replied:

I’m not running for office. Again, I really love my job, and I have no plans to make any changes. I have ruled it out. I don’t think that’s for me, but I do really believe in what I’m doing.

Sandberg was on the morning news show to discuss her new book, Lean In: For Graduates.

Readers: How long do you think Sandberg will remain with Facebook?

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