Sheryl Sandberg option B

Sheryl Sandberg by Matt Albiani

Words and Ideas

Sheryl Sandberg—Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

In Conversation with Davis Guggenheim
Book Soup at the Skirball

Sunday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.

About the Program

Join Sheryl Sandberg, coauthor with Adam Grant, of Option B, in conversation with Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”), as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

After the sudden death of her husband, Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound. Option B combines Sandberg’s emotional insights and Grant’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity.

Sandberg will share what she and Grant learned together about helping others in crisis, developing compassion for ourselves, raising strong children, and creating resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to ordinary struggles, allowing us to build resilience for whatever lies ahead. They will discuss the capacity of the human spirit to persevere … and to rediscover joy.

About Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook and coauthor of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and best-selling author Adam Grant, which will be released April 24, 2017. She is also the international best-selling author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Prior to Facebook, she was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. She previously served as chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department and began her career as an economist with the World Bank. She received BA and MBA degrees from Harvard University. Sandberg serves on the boards of Facebook, The Walt Disney Company, Survey Monkey, ONE, and Women for Women International, and chairs the board of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation.