Tech companies have increasingly been feeling the investor pressure to refresh their board of directors. Several companies are focusing on diversity and adding female directors. Here we have compiled the female board appointments in tech from June 10 to September 16, 2017.
Accenture Appoints Estee Lauder’s CFO Tracey T. Travis, 55, as Board Member
PayPal appoints media exec and President, BBC Worldwide Ann Sarnoff, 55, to its Board of Directors
Intuit appointed Deborah (Deb) Liu, leader of Facebook's developer and commerce businesses, to its board
Paychex’s board has appointed most recent EVP & CMO of FireEye Kara Wilson, 47, to board. Wilson is now CMO at Rubrik
In the past couple of months, there are several companies that have multiple announcements, which we cover below. Some of the patterns:
Note: We covered Uber Technology Changes in a separate blog post as Uber itself has had too many changes
Hewlett-Packard Announces Boards of Directors Following Split
Hewlett-Packard introduced the expected members of the boards for both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. The new board for each company will go into effect upon completion of the separation.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The board will be chaired by Pat Russo, who joined the HP board in 2011 and currently serves as its lead independent director. Russo previously served as CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, as well as chairman, president and CEO of Lucent Technologies.