Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer and Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein discussed the social network’s efforts to recruit female engineers and the challenges involved while speaking at the she++ conference at Stanford University this weekend.
“There are Facebook employees we’ve never met,” Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in response to a question about Yahoo’s recent announcement that it would eliminate telecommuting as an option for its employees, but that was one of the few times Sandberg discussed the social network during a fireside chat Monday evening with Time Deputy Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs to introduce her book that was released earlier that day, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
The Sheryl Sandberg frenzy continues unabated, as Facebook’s chief operating officer is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Time, and she spoke with the magazine’s Belinda Luscombe over a three-day period for the cover story.
Granted, it’s only one seat, but critics of Facebook’s board of directors bemoaning the lack of women, aside from Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, will likely welcome the addition of University of California, San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann.
March has been a busy month for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, as her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, will be released Monday, but first, she announced the formation of the Lean In online community Wednesday in a post on the group’s Facebook page.
Facebook’s Data Science team parsed the 9 million users they say clicked on the I’m Voting application, offering a glimpse into not just who was voting, but sharing, commenting, and liking across Facebook Nov. 6.
While the phrase “binders full of women” took off on Facebook Tuesday night during the second presidential debate in Long Island, N.Y., there was another fight brewing on the social network over dueling search term mentions, with Romney, Obama, and women garnering the top three spots, according to data posted on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.
The debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have become increasingly popular on Facebook (just ask Big Bird). After Romney answered a question during Tuesday night’s debate regarding equality for women in the workplace, the phrase, “binders full of women,” was all over the social network, even spawning a page that already has nearly 300,000 likes.
It’s well-known that more people are accessing Facebook on mobile devices, and the trend is definitely not lost among the site’s younger users. According to a study from Macquarie Research, 56 percent of users between ages 15 and 25 surveyed said they check Facebook from their phones, up from 24 percent last year. Macquarie feels that this could rise to 70 percent next year.