Blog: Don’t appoint a woman on your board just for the photo opportunity
11 July 2012, 10:13
Facebook appointed the first woman on its board last month. That’s good news, right?
Many tech companies have been roundly criticized for rarely getting women to sit on their boards. Despite the fact that these are the gee-whiz enterprises of the world today, setting a scorching pace, on this matter they remain rather old-school: they’re largely boys-only clubs.
So when Facebook steps up soon after its recent IPO to announce it has finally appointed a woman, who on earth would have a problem with that? Reuters columnist and corporate governance expert Lucy Marcus had a problem. So did I.
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