News Archive 2009-2018

Nicole Stiffle ’04 ‘Leans In’ With Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Archives

Nicole Stiffle '04

Nicole Stiffle ’04

With the March release of her book, titled Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg has generated national media buzz about her public embrace of feminism and her determinism to close the gender gap in corporate America. Nicole Stiffle ’04, is doing some leaning in of her own with Sandberg as the Director of Community and Social Media of the Lean In Foundation.

Stiffle shares her own “Lean In” story on the foundation’s website, writing of her decision to forego her artistic career in New York City post-graduation and begin studying for the GMAT, explaining, “while it meant navigating uncertain waters and overcoming setbacks and challenges, leaning in to pursue my happiness and my dreams allowed me to redraw the borders of my success.”