Women of Facebook

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"Facebook gives real people the chance to connect with their friends, family, and the things that they care about most...These very 'connections' are important because they are a direct reflection of identity and authenticity... " 

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Selections from the Women of Facebook

Curators' Statement: The Women of Facebook on Connection

Facebook connects one billion people around the world. The company's central mission focuses on making the world a more open and connected place. As the women of Facebook (women who work at the company's headquarters, in Menlo Park, California) evaluated various pieces in IMOW's exhibition archives, the theme of 'connection' came through time and time again — and for good reason. 

Facebook has an open culture that encourages both innovation and collaboration. From the way that Facebook’s teams work to the style of its offices around the world — each with a completely open floor plan and unfinished walls representing facebook.com as an ever-changing platform — the importance of connection is constantly reinforced to employees. Facebook has a number of employee-led resource groups, including one called “Facebook Women.” This internal group is dedicated to continually supporting and developing the women of Facebook and has over 1,200 members, both men and women. The Facebook Women group hosts events, guest speakers, and conferences for employees, helping to foster connections between people at all of Facebook’s offices around the globe. 

Facebook gives real people the chance to connect with their friends, family, and the things that they care about most. As technology spreads, it becomes increasingly easier for individuals to connect. These very connections are important because they are a direct reflection of identity and authenticity.

Get to Know the Women of Facebook

The women of Facebook are a diverse group, spanning ages, cities, and countries, and working in every department, from coding to communications. Here, meet the nine Women of Facebook who together curated this selection of stories on Connection.

  • SARA BROOKS, Partner Manager, Games.    Her mantra to live by is: Be grateful. Each one of us has something each day to be grateful for. If you stop to express even the smallest token of gratitude, you will live a richer life.
  • HILLARY FRANK, HR Operations.  She exhibits change by: Being a role model for my children by trying to repair the world.
  • NIK SALLIE FRANKLIN, Intellectual Property Specialist:  She exhibits change by: Silencing doubt and pushing myself to do the things that challenge me.
  • MORIN OLUWOLE, Strategic Partner Manager – Global Scaling:  She exhibits change by:accepting that I’m imperfect but always trying to improve on myself to be the best version of me.
  • JENNA RAK, Marketing Strategist Intern:  Her mantra to live by is: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop. It’s amazing how far a smile can go to change someone’s day.
  • GISELLE MARIE SCHMITZ, Developer Programs:  Her mantra to live by is: do it now.
  • MARCY SCOTT LYNN, Sustainability:  People don’t know that she can: Tap dance (pretty well!).
  • JENNIFER SOSS, Client Partner, Global Marketing Solutions:  A woman that she admires is: My grandmother Mae. She was a working professional before it was fashionable or even acceptable. She was a tough-cookie who was also incredibly generous and kind.
  • RENA WANG, Global Business Accounts Intern:  Her mantra to live by is: Keep in the sunlight.
  • POOJA SHAH, Technical Program Manager, Mobile:  Her mantra to live by is: "You must be the change you want to see in the world." –Mahatma Gandhi

Take Action

Learn which causes and organizations matter to The Women of Facebook and how you can connect with them.


This organization provides examples of women role models in diverse careers--including women working in technology--and provides tools to parents, teachers, and mentors to teach young girls and boys that women can work in any field they desire.


Dress for Success helps disadvantaged women gain economic independence by providing professional attire for job interviews. Helping women (especially low-income, unemployed women) find work is an incredible goal, and even something as simple as having the right clothes can make a huge difference.


This nonprofit group, run by women, aims to make learning code (typically a man’s endeavor) fun, accessible, and appealing to women. We need to close the gender gap in technology, and Ladies Learning Code is helping to do just that!


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