In an interview with BoomTown's Kara Swisher, Facebook's new second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg says "Silicon Valley is a very good place for women."

For a couple reasons. It's a meritocracy. People really care about ideas here. None of the old school where'd-you-come-from stuff applies in Silicon Valley and I think that helps women.

Where Sandberg comes from:

  • Google
  • The Clinton White House
  • Harvard College
  • Harvard Business School

She was also Larry Page's connection to Bono. But I'm sure that doesn't matter, either.