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Twitter Names First Female Board Member (Who Then Sends Her First Ever Tweet)

Twitter Names First Female Board Member (Who Then Sends Her First Ever Tweet)

Twitter has over 2,000 employees but, pre-IPO, no women on its board, which was something of a bone of contention amongst the tech press. Despite CEO Dick Costolo arguing that Twitter weren’t interested in “checking a box”, it seemed inevitable that this would have to change, and yesterday the company announced its first female board member. And, to celebrate, she sent her first ever tweet.

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Twitter Has No Female Board Members – How Do Other Tech Giants Compare? [STUDY]

Twitter Has No Female Board Members - How Do Other Tech Giants Compare? [STUDY]

Twitter has 2,000 employees, but no women on its board. I first made this observation almost a year ago to the day, but the story has received a lot more attention this week, first when the New York Times pointed out that it could be a potential problem as Twitter heads into its IPO, and then when Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made a bit of a daft statement in response.

So how does Twitter’s all-singing, all-dancing, all-male lineup compare to other giants in the tech space? Gawker crunched the numbers.

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Trouble At Twitter? Key Players Leave After $800 Million Funding Round

Following a massive $800 million round of funding, Twitter board members Bijan Sabet and Fred Wilson, two of the company’s earliest investors, have both stepped down.

It’s the latest in a series of big employee changes at Twitter that have taken place since founder member Jack Dorsey resumed control of the company back in March.

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