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Paula Pretlow is appointed to Williams-Sonoma's Board of Directors

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced that Paula Pretlow has been appointed to its Board of Directors and will also become a member of the Company’s Audit and Finance Committee.

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Robinhood Markets Welcomes Dara Treseder, CMO of Peloton to its Board of Directors.

Robinhood Markets (NASDAQ: HOOD) Welcomes Dara Treseder to its Board of Directors. Today, we’re thrilled to share that Dara Treseder has been appointed as the newest member of Robinhood Markets’ Board of Directors. Dara will join the Board effective November 1, 2021.

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Ebony Beckwith is appointed to Poshmark's Board of Directors

Poshmark, Inc. (NASDAQ: POSH), a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, pets, home and more, today announced it has appointed Ebony Beckwith, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Salesforce and CEO of the Salesforce Foundation, to its board of directors.

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Paula Pretlow is appointed to Williams-Sonoma's Board of Directors

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced that Paula Pretlow has been appointed to its Board of Directors and will also become a member of the Company’s Audit and Finance Committee.

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Robinhood Markets Welcomes Dara Treseder, CMO of Peloton to its Board of Directors.

Robinhood Markets (NASDAQ: HOOD) Welcomes Dara Treseder to its Board of Directors. Today, we’re thrilled to share that Dara Treseder has been appointed as the newest member of Robinhood Markets’ Board of Directors. Dara will join the Board effective November 1, 2021.

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Ebony Beckwith is appointed to Poshmark's Board of Directors

Poshmark, Inc. (NASDAQ: POSH), a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, pets, home and more, today announced it has appointed Ebony Beckwith, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Salesforce and CEO of the Salesforce Foundation, to its board of directors.

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Black Women On Boards (BWOB) is an initiative that aims to remove the invisible obstacles that black female executives face when pursuing board membership. Our comprehensive approach helps candidates build visibility, expand networks, prepare them for future board responsibilities, and gain sponsorships.

Members learn through regular meetings and special events, including workshops, webinars, individual coaching sessions, panel discussions and conferences. When board opportunities become available, we match candidates with businesses that offer the best fit, which in turn, propels these leaders as well as their companies to even greater success.

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Merline Saintil is lead independent director and chair of compensation for Rocket Lab. She also serves on the boards of TD Synnex, Evolv Technology, GitLab Inc., Lightspeed HQ and Alkami Technology.

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Robin L. Washington is a member on the board of directors of Alphabet, Honeywell International, and Salesforce. She also serves as chair of leadership development and compensation committee for Alphabet and chair of the audit committee for Salesforce.

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There is no shortage of talented Black women executives in the corporate world. And yet, there is a mind-boggling shortage of Black women on boards around the world. The tide is turning, thanks to increased awareness of the importance of diversity. Research now shows that diverse boards deliver better results and large investors like State Street Global Advisors are asking public companies to increase their board diversity.

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