Reddit has appointed Paula Price, who served on the boards of six listed companies, including Accenture and Deutsche Bank, to the board of directors. With Price's appointment, she is one of two black directors on the company's board of directors.
"Paula's vast experience as a world-class financial leader and strategic advisor will be hugely enriching for us in the years to come," said Steve Huffman, Reddit CEO, in a statement. “Best of all, she embodies the two qualities that are most important to us for this seat on the Board of Directors: expertise that leads the company through phases of transformative growth and real passion for RedditMission. "
Before Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian stepped down from the board and asked the company to appoint a black director to take his place, Reddit had no black board members. Reddit took Ohanian's advice and named Y Combinator Michael Seibel to the board.
We have seen a surge in black board membership in tech companies across the board in recent years. Most recently, Pinterest announced its first black board member in August, followed by a second in October.
Here's a look at the representation of black board members at large tech companies.