Former Pearson CEO first woman appointed to Twitter board

Ever since Twitter first announced its intent to go public and subsequently filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, one sticking point has been increasingly controversial. That is the lack of female leadership at the company, namely on Twitter’s board of directors.

As Silicon Beat’s Levi Sumagaysay writes, some see the appointment Thursday of Marjorie Scardino to be a Twitter director as a win for the company on several fronts. The former CEO of Pearson, Scardino has deep media experience, key as Twitter becomes more of a media company. And by appointing a female director, the company quashes the criticism that it is running a boy’s club with seven male directors at the time of its IPO.

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