Posts Tagged "Facebook"

Make Tech’s Disrupters Fix Their Own Diversity Problem

July 2015. FT.com recently shared an opinion article on the diversity issues facing Silicon Valley and the tech sector in general. The author writes that white males should take responsibility for fixing the diversity problem on boards. Read more here (behind a paywall).

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Sheryl Sandberg Starts Women on Boards Boot Camp

March 2015. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, joined forces with Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, to create a program designed to train women and minorities on how to sit on corporate boards. The two-day boot camp is designed to arm the participants with ...

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Facebook appoints its first female independent director

Facebook appointed Susan Desmond-Hellmann, University of California San Francisco chancellor, to the social network’s board. Desmond-Hellmann oversees the university and medical center’s strategy and operations. Previously, she served as president of product development at Genentech. She is also a director at Procter & Gamble. http://newsroom.fb.com/News/579/Susan-Desmond-Hellmann-Joins-Facebook-Board-of-Director

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Bloomberg: Zynga Adds Diversity to Board With Yahoo Veteran Ellen Siminoff

Bloomberg discusses that Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), the biggest developer of games for social-networking websites, named former Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) executive Ellen Siminoff as its first female director, as boardrooms at top Silicon Valley companies become more diverse. Zynga follows other tech companies, including Facebook Inc. (FB) and Yahoo, in adding a ...

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Women on boards: A corporate necessity

Irene Natividad, President of the Global Summit of Women commented on the recent developments in increasing gender diversity on corporate boards, namely the recent steps of Facebook, the initiative for quotas in Europe and the success of Norway.   " the reality is that the inflow of more women to corporate boards, especially in ...

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5 Lessons From Female Board Members

Forbes discusses that most large corporations only holding a seat for one female board member (at the most) is no surprise. But, the role women play in leadership positions is instrumental for companies, and men and women alike can learn from this minority group of leaders. Why should your next board ...

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Cherie Blair of UK: So Few Women On Corporate Boards

     

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Facebook Comes Under Increasing Fire for Its White-Male Board

The Daily Beast discusses that activists are stepping up a campaign for gender and ethnic diversity on Facebook’s all-white, all-male board. "As Facebook dominates the news with its initial public offering, activists are seizing the moment to pressure the company to add some estrogen and ethnicity to its white-male board." Read more

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MarketWatch: Top Brands Thrive Despite Economy According to latest BrandZ Top 100 study

“Brands with Women on the Board Outperform: As the number of women on corporate boards continues to rise,the BrandZ Top100 study this year reveals the success that women bring to brands. 77% of the brands appearing in the BrandZTop 100 Most Valuable Global Brands have women in the boardroom. The ...

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Bloomberg: Facebook seeking to to add one or more female directors to its board

The article discusses that Facebook Inc. (FB) is seeking to add directors, including at least one woman, who can add diversity to its all-male board. Facebook has been working with executive-recruiting firm Spencer Stuart to identify prospective board members. One such candidate is Lorrie Marie Norrington, formerly president of EBay Inc.’s ...

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