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Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen Are Sending Women to Boot Camp

A two-day drill for women and minorities in how to sit on a corporate or start-up board, credibly
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook.

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook.

Photographer: Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

How do you get on a board of directors if you’ve never been on a board of directors? 

Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen found themselves grappling with that paradox one day earlier this year. They were talking about workplace diversity when Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer and the author of Lean In, pushed Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, to use his wide talent network  to help make Silicon Valley look more like America.