Pinterest to Pay Out $22.5M to Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

$20 million will go to former COO Françoise Brougher, while $2.5 million is earmarked for advancing women and underrepresented communities

Brougher left the company in April Francoise Brougher/LinkedIn

Pinterest settled a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the company in August by former chief operating officer Françoise Brougher, agreeing to pay $20 million to Brougher, as well as to commit $2.5 million toward “advancing women and underrepresented communities in the technology industry.” David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.