Marjorie Scardino: First Woman To Serve As Board Member At Twitter

Marjorie Scardino

Having women executives matters not just for purposes of equality, business analysts say, but for product development and the bottom line.

Twitter, the high-profile social networking company, went under fire for going to IPO (Initial Public Offering) with a seven-member all male board, the body that oversees strategy at the company and decides important issues like executive compensation.

Dick Costolo, Twitter’s former chief executive, found it difficult finding a woman to be on the board.

In 2013, the company welcomed Marjorie Scardino.  She is the former chief executive officer of Pearson, a London-based education and media conglomerate.  Marjorie has also served on the board of Nokia.

Born in Arizona and raised in Texas, Marjorie became a rodeo star before switching to journalism and law.

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