Facebook has reportedly hired executive-recruiting firm Spencer Stuart to help it add new directors, including at least one woman, to its board of directors. The company is specifically looking for individuals who can add diversity to its all-male board, though it won't add anyone until after it goes public, according to people with knowledge of the matter cited by Bloomberg. Both Facebook and Spencer Stuart declined to comment.
The most qualified individual to add would of course be Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. That being said, if she hasn't been added by now, one has to wonder why she would be once Facebook is a public company.
Facebook's board of directors currently includes former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, Jim Breyer of Accel Partners, The Washington Post Company chairman and CEO Donald E. Graham, Peter Thiel of Clarium Capital and Founders Fund, as well as Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (the board's chairman).