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.