Last week, Amazon’s board urged opposing a shareholder proposal geared toward increasing the board’s diversity. This week, they’Id changed their song.
Following outcry from workers, shareholders, and even Congress, Amazon’s board has reversed the earlier decision against the adoption of their “Rooney Rule,” as proposed by CtW Investment Group. The principle would require the board to interview at least one minority or woman for each opening. Called after Dan Rooney, the prior proprietor of the Pittsburgh Steelers and also the former chairman of the NFL’s diversity committee, the ruler has triumphed in altering the civilization of the league, if not automatically achieving full representation among its coaches and managers.