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'Male-dominated' Twitter hires first woman board member Marjorie Scardino

Washington, Dec. 6 : Twitter has finally hired a woman to its board after being criticized for having lack of diversity in the staff days before filing for its public debut.


The microblogging site has appointed former Pearson Plc Chief Executive Officer Marjorie Scardino, 66, who will be effective immediately.

Scardino thanked in her first-ever tweet and said that there couldn't be a more exiting time in Twitter's history to join, Washington Times reports.

Former Bank of America Corp. executive, Sallie Krawcheck had said that Twitter's lack of diversity was 'a joke' and it showed Silicon Valley was no better than Wall Street when it came to female representation.

The report added that rival Facebook Inc. faced the same issue when it went public in 2012, but now has two female directors.

--ANI (Posted on 06-12-2013)

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