Sheryl Sandberg isn’t ‘leaning in’ on this issue – she’s proudly standing with Hillary Clinton! The COO of Facebook endorsed Hillary on July 28, happy that her daughter will see the outdated idea that only men can be president become ‘a relic of the past.’
As Sheryl Sandberg, 46, watched Hillary Clinton, 68, make history, the COO of Facebook was not just thinking of her future, but the future of her daughter. In a heartfelt endorsement of the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, the Lean In author recalled the moment her child ran into the “glass ceiling.”
“Just a few years ago, I played a song for my kids that named all the U.S. presidents,” Sheryl wrote on Facebook (of course) on July 28. “My daughter asked, ‘Mommy, how come they’re all boys?’ We are close to making my daughter’s question a relic of the past.”
Sheryl first endorsed Hillary in April, per PEOPLE, and doubled down on her support on the last night of the DNC. While she was happy to see Hillary become the first woman nominated (by a major American political party) for president, she assured everyone that she wasn’t voting for Hillary just because she’s a woman. “It is because she is the most qualified candidate – and she is the leader we need.”
Sheryl, a single mother, said that between Hillary and Donald Trump, 70, the former Secretary of State is the candidate who “acknowledges that the American family has changed and is changing.” Sheryl said that Hillary is the candidate that will address how 40% of single-mother families living in poverty and implement policies to help these struggling women out.
“Such change will not happen overnight, but it will never happen unless we have role models and leaders who make these values their own,” Sheryl wrote. Her glowing endorsement seemed to strike a chord in many of her fans, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 32, liked her post! An endorsement of an endorsement — how incredible!
What do you think about Sheryl’s post, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Hillary will become the first female President of the United States?