As I read Jezebel’s piece on evil birth control manufacturers, I found myself wondering who exactly is running these malicious pharmaceutical companies? Is it, as I see it in my head, a bunch of old pasty men—not a vagina in sight?
I had a feeling I knew the answer, but figured I’d find out for sure.
Feast your eyes on the sausage fest that is Bayer’s Executive Committee: 12 out of the 13 members are men.
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Johnson & Johnson
Keeping with the rule of threes, Johnson & Johnson’s board is 33.33% women.
So what does this mean? Maybe nothing. Maybe pharmaceutical companies will inevitably be evil no matter what gender leads them. Maybe the lack of ovaries on their board of directors does make them more likely to fail at women’s health.
I know not. But c’mon, folks…it certainly couldn’t hurt to get a few more women leading your companies.