Protests Hit Facebook for Its All-Male Board
A new campaign by anti-sexist group UltraViolet is urging Facebook to put women on its board of directors when it goes public, and the group is delivering a petition to the company's NYC headquarters on Madison Avenue this very afternoon.
In NYC? Got lunch plans? Meet us @ Facebook HQ to demand they add women to the board. We start at noon and it'll be fun! 335 Madison Ave— UltraViolet (@UltraViolet) April 25, 2012
Facebook is driven largely by women who make up 58% of its users and are responsible for 62% of the sharing that happens through Facebook networks.
This spring, Facebook will go public--when it does it will be one of the largest companies in the world. And despite the fact that women are responsible for most of Facebook's revenue and activity there currently is not a single woman on their board.
UltraViolet was part of the momentum in the past few months to drop advertisers from Rush Limbaugh's show due to his egregious sexist comments.