Urban Outfitters: Where are the Women?
Boards Should Reflect Customers
Urban Outfitters Inc., which owns Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Terrain, and BHLDN, was recently under fire for its all-male board of directors.
President and CEO Richard Hayne – who supports ultra-conservative politician Rick Santorum – responded to concerns of corporate diversity by appointing his wife, Margaret Hayne, to the board of directors. This move does not change the fact that there are still no independent women or minorities on the board. Appointing your wife to quell complaints of an all-male board is an unfair and inadequate response to a real problem. This is just the latest transgression from a company that has marketed t-shirts that say “Eat Less” and “Auschwitz Chic.”
Read and sign our petition to change Urban Outfitters’ board here!