Virtual protest by employees on Pinterest


Pinterest is an American image sharing and social media site structured to save and obtain information especially creative ideas through photos and, on a smaller level, GIFs and videos in the form of pinboards and published on the  World Wide Web.

Pinterest employees are now in a protest against racial and gender equality so they logged off their computers and showed up their protest against the company. The former COO Francoise Brougher also raised the voice against the in her blog that the company is not giving much concern to the female employees and she fired up in April and she believes that she fired up for talking against this discrimination that is done by the company.

The employee’s virtual walkout is now popular on social media. The Francoise Brougher also shown support for those who did the virtual walkout from the Pinterest employees and the motive of the virtual walkout is to make gender equality and racial discrimination in the workplace should be sorted out. Pinterest is mostly controlled by men they can provide little input than women, So the higher placed women also have to be quiet and they are just obeying the orders. Most of the users of Pinterest are women but the company doesn’t promote the female employees to control Pinterest.

Two former employees in Pinterest Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu also shared their experience in Pinterest. They posted on twitter that they decide to leave Pinterest because of racial discrimination. Ozoma claimed that She fought with the company to provide the salary and the concerns regarding racial discrimination and finally she decided to leave Pinterest.

Aerica Shimizu Banks said that Her manger made rude comments in front of her colleagues about her ethnicity, and later about the Jewish heritage of another woman colleague with those previous statements. It was vicious. Once she mentioned this to HR, they responded that while he had made those remarks, he had no “evil intent” and therefore did not breach the code of ethics of Pinterest.

The above experiences show how the company treats their Female employees and now they are fed up with these problems in the workplace so they are protesting virtually to sort out their problems.


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