December 5, 2013

Twitter Names the First Woman to its Board of Directors

Twitter has named former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino as the first female member of its board, according to an SEC filing surfaced this morning. For 15 years, Scardino headed one of the largest multinational book publishers in the world, bringing Twitter much-needed media connections as it looks to expand internationally. Before Pearson, Scardino served as CEO of the Economist Group, publisher of the influential British magazine of same name.

The move addresses criticism that surfaced this October, when the New York Times' Claire Cain Miller singled out the company's new board for its lack of diversity. "The board? All white men. The investors? All men," Miller wrote. The criticism was met with hostility at first, most notably by CEO...

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