Twitter, under fire, names Marjorie Scardino as its first female director

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.