Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook Adopted a Diverse Slate Approach to Its Board of Directors

All eight members were re-elected at the company’s annual meeting

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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said during the company’s annual meeting Thursday that a diverse slate approach is being applied to populating its board of directors.

In response to a question from the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sandberg said, “We’re adopting the diverse slate approach for board members going forward. We followed this approach for our last four members. We’re also doing this increasingly around the company. So, this is really codifying and making a public commitment to something we were already doing.

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