On June 2, EDCUtah was privileged to host Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg for a virtual discussion on the state of small business and how digital commerce and online tools are helping local economies weather the pandemic. She shared her thoughts on the role that technology companies, like Facebook, have in supporting small businesses to survive and thrive beyond the current crisis.
Nubia Peña, Director for the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, moderated the discussion.
Some favorite quotes from the conversation:
On recovering from loss (starting around 19:00 minutes): “Resilience is a muscle, and we build it. We build it in ourselves and we build it in each other.“
And why Utah is a good business location (part of a longer riff starting around 18:00 minutes): “We think Utah is a growing tech center, and we’re really glad to have a presence here.”
Here’s a video of the session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKnkv9yu_Io