Apparently some tech companies will be dragged kicking & screaming into getting more women in their leadership.
We’re all aware that Twitter has received some well-deserved negative attention at the most important moment in its history for neglecting to include any women on its board of directors. That changed this morning when the company announced, via SEC filing, that former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino will sit on its board at least through 2014. She even started her own account to spread the news:
They couldn’t find a woman who actually knows and uses Twitter to sit on their board? There are tons of very smart, very tech-savvy women who’ve been using the platform for a long time. Nice that they finally decided to drag their knuckles into the 21st Century, but really Twitter?
I guess we should be grateful that you’ve given her a whole year to sit on the board and learn what that 140 characters thing is all about.