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05/14/2018: Amazon and the Rooney Rule for diversity: If not that, then what?

Later this month, Amazon shareholders will vote on a proposal recommending the company implement the Rooney Rule for finding new members of its board of directors. Above, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images

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Later this month, Amazon shareholders will vote on whether the company should implement the Rooney Rule when appointing new members to its board of directors. The Rooney Rule stems from an NFL policy that requires at least one minority candidate be interviewed for certain management positions. However, Amazon’s current board of directors is recommending that shareholders vote against the proposal, saying it wouldn’t be an effective use of resources. Marketplace’s Molly Wood talks about how to build a diverse company with Nicole Kyner, head of search for theBoardlist, a curated marketplace that aims to put more women on boards.

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The pros and cons of the Rooney Rule

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes May 14, 2018
Amazon's board is against a policy that would require it to interview at least one minority candidate for new board seats. So what should the company do instead?

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