Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, is the best-selling author of "Lean In." She'll be speaking in Charleston in May. (file)

Another Facebook executive is making plans to visit Charleston after CEO Mark Zuckerberg passed through the Lowcountry last weekend.

Sheryl Sandberg, the social network’s chief operating officer, will give a talk at the Charleston Music Hall in May as the best-selling author promotes her new book, "Option B."

The book - set to be released next month - focuses on grief, resilience and moving past setbacks. It blends research from University of Pennsylvania professor Adam Grant with Sandberg’s experience after her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly on vacation two years ago.

The book is Sandberg’s first after she wrote the 2013 bestseller "Lean In," a book about women in the workplace that spawned an initiative to boost gender equality. Sandberg also gave a TED Talk in 2010 on increasing leadership opportunities for women that's been viewed nearly 7 million times.

Sandberg will be joined by NPR correspondent Michele Norris. The event is being hosted by Blue Bicycle Books and the nonprofit Center for Women.

Sandberg - the No. 2 executive of one of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies - worked in management roles at Google and the U.S. Treasury before landing at Facebook in 2008.

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The visit will come just months after Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, spent a weekend in Charleston as part of a tour of communities around the country. Zuckerberg met with city officials last weekend and attended a service at Emanuel AME Church before spending Sunday afternoon in Greenville.

Tickets for Sandberg’s May 10 talk are $35, which includes a signed copy of "Option B." They’re on sale online at

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Thad Moore is a reporter on The Post and Courier’s Watchdog and Public Service team, a native of Columbia and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. His career at the newspaper started on the business desk in 2016.