Protesters swarmed the entrance to Facebook’s Madison Avenue offices in New York City on Wednesday to deliver a petition with 53,000 signatures asking the world’s largest social network to add women to its all-male board ahead of its public offering.
“Shame on Facebook,” chanted the more than two dozen men and women brandishing signs declaring “‘Like’ Women on the Board” and “Facebook: Women Are Good for Business.” One protester, Anne Cardinez, called on Facebook’s female members to boycott the social network every Monday until the company adds at least one woman to its board.
“Facebook has an expression: ‘move fast and break something.’ I think they should change that to ‘move fast and fix something,’ and nothing could be more important to fix than the presence of women on and the diversity of their board,” said Marie Wilson, founder of the White House Project, an organization that seeks to increase the number of women in business and politics.
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