Twitter names Marjorie Scardino to board

Twitter names Marjorie Scardino to board

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Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on March 11, 2011 in California. A US judge on Friday ordered Twitter to hand over data of three users in contact with the controversial website WikiLeaks, rejecting arguments the move violated freedom of speech and privacy. President Barack Obama's administration obtained a court order last year seeking information from the Twitter accounts as it considers action against WikiLeaks, which has released a flood of secret diplomatic documents. AFP Photo / Kimihiro HOSHINO (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized.

   Scardino, 66, was the CEO of Pearson PLC, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012, Twitter Inc. said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. Before that, she worked at The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist and CQ Roll Call. Her roles at the company included CEO.

   As has been its custom, Twitter tweeted the news of Scardino's appointment from its official account.

   Twitter, like Facebook before its own IPO, was criticized for not having women or minorities on its board of directors. Facebook named its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, to its board after it went public in May 2012.

 

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