Rosalind Brewer, formerly of Starbucks, becomes Amazon’s first black board member

USA Today on the appointment of Rosalind Brewer at Amazon:

The appointment comes after Amazon caved to pressure from shareholders, employees and the Congressional Black Caucus in May and agreed to adopt a shareholder proposal to increase the diversity of its board. The proposal required Amazon to consider women and minorities for board openings, similar to the National Football League’s Rooney Rule, which has increased the diversity of coaching staff by mandating that teams interview at least one minority candidate.

She will become the 10th member and fourth woman on the board.