Marjorie Scardino, former CEO of Pearson PLC and The Economist Group, will take a slot on Twitter’s audit committee.

marjorie Scardino

Well all that bitching and moaning paid off. Twitter, which has taken tons of fire for its lack of female executives, has named former Pearson PLC CEO Marjorie Scardino to its board.

Scardino — who, as I type this, has 475 Twitter followers — clearly has tons of media credibility: she was also CEO of The Economist Group. But it’s hard not to see this as window dressing. Scardino will replace David Rosenblatt on the board’s audit committee. Twitter’s 8K filing with the news is here.

Feature photo courtesy of Joi Ito.

  1. hmmm, why not…?

  2. Shawn Bridgeman Monday, December 9, 2013

    It seems big to some. But it’s just a baby step. Now, if we can get out of the “we don’t want to just check a box” mentality, corporate boards would be in better shape.


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