The world's most highly anticipated IPO is also calling attention to a problem that continues to plague corporate America: the lack of women on boards. Scheduled to go public in May, Facebook was founded on innovation and disruptive thinking - but the company has yet to appoint one woman to its seven-person board of directors. This glaring blemish on Silicon Valley's social media giant prompted the likes of Malli Gero, the Executive Director of 2020 Women on Boards-a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on public boards - to issue a press release entitled "Facebook IPO is No Friend to Women." "Does Mr. Zuckerman think that women are too busy socializing on line to sit on his board?," Gero queries.
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