Amber Tamblyn Demands Disney Add Women Of Color To Board of Directors
Amber Tamblyn wants more women of color on Disney’s board. The actress recently tweeted at the company and CEO Bob Iger saying, “Hi @Disney @RobertIger. It looks like you’re about to have two seats open on your board of directors. We call on [you] to choose women of color for these seats… Be a shining example for your fellow studios. We’re watching. #TIMESUP”
Four Disney board members recently stepped down and two of the seats have already been filled. Tamblyn says the remaining two should go to women of color — after all, women hold just 11% of board seats in fortune 500 companies.
Tamblyn is one of hundreds behind the Time’s Up initiative, which protests sexual misconduct and inequality in the workplace.
Disney responded with more info about its 12 board members, tweeting “Disney is leading the way. Seventy percent of the seats on Disney’s board of directors are held by women and minority business leaders.”
Tamblyn then responded saying, “Thank you for your thoughtful response, @Disney. Yes, this is true and we encourage other companies to follow in your footsteps... Companies like 21st Century Fox, which now own a majority of. We’re rooting for you and companies like you! #TIMESUP.”