Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pratibha is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.
Facebook, the world’s largest social networking giant is in the door step to go public, after announcing a $5 billion IPO in February, but interestingly to note that its board have only of white men launched by FACE IT Campaign .”We believe that this board of white men should include women of all colors,” states the FACE IT Campaign mission.”Because Facebook should go public with a board that reflects its own mission–to make the world more open and connected.”
Folllowing are list of Facebook’s board seven white men:
- Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
- Former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles
- Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
- Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen
- Jim Breyer of Accel Partners
- Washington Post Company CEO Donald E. Graham
- Peter Thiel of Founders Fund
New Yorker article from last July stated about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg spoke about why Facebook’s board has no women. “We have a very small board,” he told the New Yorker. “I’m going to find people who are helpful, and I don’t particularly care what gender they are or what company they are. I’m not filling the board with check boxes.”
This is the second time in the earlier period connect of months that Facebook has been besieged for male exceptionality. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, the second-largest pension fund in the U.S., publicly announced in February that the social network should add women to its board.