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Thirteen years in, Facebook says it will appoint its first black board member

Submitted by Mashable on October 12, 2017 - 4:32pm


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Facebook has committed to appointing a black person to its board of directors, signaling they are  making moves to increase diversity within the company. 

The news came out of a meeting between Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and lawmakers in Washington D.C. Thursday, reportedly after members of the Congressional Black Caucus asked her about the company's lack of diversity. Facebook's board of director is white, and for the most part, male. Two out of eight members are women. 

“We got a commitment today from Ms. Sandberg that an African-American will be appointed to the board of directors in the future,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who was in the meeting, The Hill reportedRead more...

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