Facebook Announces New Product Leads. None Of Them Are Women.
4:30 pm, December 8th | by Hillary Reinsberg
There’s some news from the West Coast today: Facebook has announced it’s “reorganized” its technical teams, with five new product leads who will report directly to Mark Zuckerberg. Guess what? They’re all dudes!
Here’s the announcement from Facebook, via All Things D:
“We can confirm that in order to streamline the product development process, we have reorganized our technical teams into product groups that report into Mark. These groups will be lead by Bret Taylor, Chris Cox, Greg Badros, Mike Schroepfer and Sam Lessin.”
Yes, ladies, that’s Bret, Chris, Greg, Mike and Sam.
It’s not much of a surprise to hear that a Silicon Valley tech giant has appointed all male executives. But at Facebook, it is something of a surprise, given COO Sheryl Sandberg’s heavy emphasis on cultivating more female leaders at the company. To be clear, these guys are extremely qualified and all have been key to Facebook’s growth. But we imagine Sandberg is none too thrilled with the estrogen imbalance in the announcement.