Former CBS Diversity Executive Demands Change: ‘Start With the Board and Work Your Way Down’

BE Conference 2019: “If you’re not seeing that representation throughout, then I think we need to start pushing these companies,” Whitney Davis says

Whitney Davis is not slowing down. Two days after the former CBS diversity executive called out the company over its lack of diversity, Davis said that she has her sights set on the board members.

“I think we have to demand the change … Start with the board and work your way down,” Davis said Thursday during a panel at TheWrap’s BE Conference. “If you’re not seeing that representation throughout, then I think we need to start pushing these companies, to say, ‘Look, we’re not waiting for these dinosaurs to die off, if you’re not going to hire people in power and people in charge that look like the direction that we need to be moving in, then I don’t want to work at this place.'”

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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