- Sheryl Sandberg announced on Wednesday that she is leaving Meta after 14 years.
- The Wall Street Journal reported that Meta reviewed her personal activities as recently as May.
- A Meta spokeswoman said the review was not related to Sandberg’s decision to leave.
Metas’ Sheryl Sandberg was under investigation for using corporate resources to plan her wedding, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
Sandberg announced on Wednesday that she will resign as operations manager in Meta, Facebook’s parent company, after 14 years. She said she will remain on the company’s board.
“I’m not quite sure what the future holds – I’ve learned that no one is,” the “Lean In” author wrote in a Facebook post announcing the news. “But I know it will include focusing more on my basic and philanthropic work, which is more important to me than ever given how critical this moment is for women.”
Sandberg’s announcement came at about the same time as the company reviewed her use of corporate resources for wedding planning purposes. Sandberg announced in 2020 that she was engaged to Tom Bernthal, founder and CEO of a consulting firm based in Los Angeles.
The review, which took place in May, grew out of another investigation by Sandberg after The Journal reported in April that she had pressured the Daily Mail, a British tabloid, to stop reporting a story about her then-boyfriend Bobby Kotick. , CEO. of Activision Blizzard, and a temporary restraining order against him by an ex.
Meta did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Meta spokeswoman Caroline Nolan told The Journal: “None of this has anything to do with her personal decision to leave.”
Former and current Meta employees recently told Insiders Kali Hays and Claire Atkinson that Sandberg had gradually lost power in the company.