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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


Former Salesforce Executive Says she was Fired for Taking Outside Board Seat

Don Heider, executive director, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Taking the seat knowing that it violated policy was a risky move,”

“Given the change in board requirements, I think it’s probably time to revisit that policy” if companies want to work toward racial and gender equality, he said.

Rules around who can serve on outside boards are designed to prevent conflicts of interest, Heider said, an issue also mentioned in Salesforce’s code of conduct.

Don Heider, executive director, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle.


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