Watch Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and LeanIn.org founder, address Virginia Tech’s Class of 2017 as part of the university's Commencement exercises at the Lane Stadium/Worsham Field stadium in Blacksburg today.
Sandberg will be introduced by Regina E. Dugan, vice president of engineering at Facebook, who studied at Virginia Tech.
“Our graduating students will have an unbelievable opportunity to hear from two of the most influential and inspiring women leaders in American industry today,” Virginia Tech's President Tim Sands said in a statement. “Sheryl Sandberg’s many professional accomplishments in both the private and public sectors are remarkable and inspirational in their own right."
He continued: "In addition to that, she has had to face the devastating and sudden loss of her husband. Her open and honest public dialog on loss and resilience will surely inspire our graduates as they prepare for the next step in their life’s journey."
Watch Sandberg's speech live from Virginia Tech from 8:30 am ET.