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Pinterest Adds Another New Director, Diversifying Board

  • Former Disney executive Salaam Coleman Smith joins board
  • Company says Smith will help bring more creators to service
Salaam Coleman Smith
Salaam Coleman SmithSource: Pinterest

Pinterest Inc. has added media industry veteran Salaam Coleman Smith to its board of directors, further diversifying the leadership group after employee claims of racial and gender bias.

Smith was a former top executive at Walt Disney Co.’s ABC Family and was former president of Comcast NBCUniversal’s Style Media. She will join the board Oct. 31, becoming the second female -- and second woman of color -- Pinterest has added as a director since former Chief Operating Officer Francoise Brougher sued the company in early August, claiming she was fired after speaking up about gender discrimination. Two other former employees also alleged racial discrimination and pay discrepancies earlier this year.