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Pinterest Adds Another New Director, Diversifying Board

Oct. 20, 2020, 8:00 PM

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 ...