Facebook appoints its first black board member

Facebook appoints its first black board member

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Facebook just appointed it’s first black board member.

Kenneth Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, will join the 13-year-old company’s all-white board.

For Facebook, the decision upholds the promise COO Sheryl Sandberg made with the Congressional Black Caucus in October. Chenault also brings decades of experience working at a financial company that’s ranked highly for customer satisfaction and known for brand loyalty. 

That brand respect is something Facebook could use after a year of reckoning with the rise of fake news, its role in the 2016 president election, and “destroying how society works.”  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Facebook appoints its first black board member

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