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Eventbrite Reaches 50/50 Gender Split on Board of Directors

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: Fortune

Eventbrite Reaches 50/50 Gender Split on Board of Directors

Some public companies are scrambling to get one woman on their board before California's law requiring it kicks in at the end of 2019-but Eventbrite is way ahead of the curve.
The ticketing company led by CEO Julia Hartz added global brand president of Clinique Jane Lauder to its board, ensuring that its now 10-person board is split equally between five men and five women.
New Eventbrite board member Jane Lauder. Eventbrite
"Since I founded this company, I've had a strong desire and commitment to build a team that looks like the world. Varying perspectives and expertise are critical to furthering our mission to bring the world together through live experiences,” Hartz said in a statement to Fortune .
Hartz made it a personal goal to reach 50/50 gender representation on Eventbrite's board, a spokeswoman told Fortune.
Lauder, also an heiress to the Estee Lauder empire, joins chief financial officer at Alphabet's X Helen Riley, First Republic Bank vice chair Katherine August-deWilde, former eBay Marketplaces...

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