Pinterest to announce new board member as employees stage virtual walkout over gender discrimination claims

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann speaks in dialog with Matthew Lynley of TechCrunch in the course of the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 on September 18, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

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Pinterest on Friday mentioned it’s planning to announce a brand new board member as its staff mobilize a protest in opposition to gender and racial discrimination on the firm.

“We will verify a board announcement is coming quickly, however haven’t any additional particulars to share at the moment,” an organization spokeswoman instructed CNBC. 

Bloomberg was first to report the upcoming board member announcement. 

The board member announcement comes days after former Pinterest chief working officer Francoise Brougher introduced a lawsuit against the company for gender discrimination. Brougher additionally printed a 4,000-word blog put up wherein she described a discriminatory, misogynistic and hostile work setting on the firm. 

Pinterest staff have organized a digital walkout scheduled to happen on Friday. Staff will log off from work early in protest of the gender and racial discrimination on the firm, based on a website and a petition for the protest.

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