Facebook: Add Women to Your Board!
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Facebook: Add Women to Your Board!

    1. Merici Vinton
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      Merici Vinton

      Washington, DC

As Facebook prepares to go public, one thing is notably absent from its board of directors: women. The board is comprised of all white guys.

From Bloomberg news:

A Catalyst survey of Fortune 500 companies found that those with three or more female directors outperformed those with fewer between 2005 and 2009, achieving on average 43 percent better return on equity. As Facebook prepares to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering, the composition of its board shows its business strategy is faulty, said Susan Stautberg, co-founder of New York-based Women Corporate Directors, which promotes female board membership.


From Yahoo! Finance / 2020 Women on Boards

Facebook IPO is No Friend to Women. 2020 Women on Boards Unlikes This!

2020 Women on Boards Executive Director Malli Gero said, "It's outrageous that Facebook, representing a new genre of American company, could not find a single woman director. Does Mr. Zuckerman think that women are too busy socializing on line to sit on his board? We urge him to do the right thing and appoint a woman to the Facebook board, and we encourage people not to buy Facebook stock until they add at least one woman director."


Tell Facebook to act like a 21st century company - tell them to take their fiduciary responsibility seriously and add some ladies to their board today.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kathryn Minshew SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it's limiting to have an all-male perspective at a major company in 2012

    • Jennifer Evans CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      As part of the 3% of female creative directors in the ad world, we need to get the message about women's roles out there! Step it up facebook!

    • Alex Cavoulacos BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Because being a leader in your field is not just having a $1 billion IPO.

    • Nilofer Merchant LOS GATOS, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Facebook needs to win, it needs to act like they live in this century.


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