Rachel Thomas (C’93)

The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

Co-Founder and President (LeanIn.Org + OptionB.Org)

Rachel Thomas is co-founder and president of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. Under Thomas’s leadership, the foundation supports a community of more than two million women and men in 150 countries and runs public awareness and education programs that reach millions of people each year.

Prior to Lean In, Thomas co-founded and served on the executive teams of several consumer technology startups. She frequently writes and speaks on issues that affect women and advises several women’s advocacy groups.

Thomas graduated with honors from Georgetown University and lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, two young children, and two poorly behaved dogs.