Twitter to wait until IPO to bring woman on company's board

Washington, Oct. 28 (ANI): Twitter is reportedly planning to wait for its IPO debut before naming any woman, of international expertise, as part of the company's board of directors.

Sources revealed that as the microblogging site is heading close to its highly-anticipated IPO debut in November, it would be difficult to bring in a new board member now.

It is speculated that Twitter would seek out a female director with media or tech experience and the company's CEO Dick Costolo believes that someone with international expertise is more important, AllThingsD reports.

According to the report, prospective candidates for the post are likely to include former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, political scientist and diplomat Condoleeza Rice and former US Secretary of State in Bill Clinton's administration Madeleine Albright.

However, since Hillary Clinton is expected to run for the Democratic nomination for 2016 US presidential elections, her candidature can be deemed cancelled.

Albright, being the first woman to become the US Secretary of State is now a professor of international relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, is fluent in French, Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbo-Croatian, and serves on important boards such as the US Department of Defense's Defense Policy Board, and has written five books.

Rice has enormous amount of international exposure from her big government post of being Secretary of State under former President George W. Bush. She is top administrator and professor at Stanford University.

The report said that the microblogging site has received flak for not having any woman on board, even as it plans for a billion dollar worth public offering. (ANI)


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