Criticized over lack of female board members, Twitter CEO responds with name-calling

Criticized over lack of female board members, Twitter CEO responds with name-calling

Critical comments about Twitter’s lack of women in prominent positions prompted a bizarre public Twitter exchange this weekend, in which CEO Dick Costolo both pointed to larger societal issues driving the lack of diversity in tech, and knocked his most outspoken critic for “hyperbole.” The exchange, reported by BuzzFeed , stems from a Friday New York Times report cataloguing the makeup of the  nearly-public company’s board. The report quotes Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, who calls Twitter’s case emblematic of “the same male chauvinistic thinking,” categorizing its record as “the elite arrogance of the Silicon Valley mafia, the Twitter mafia.” And when faced with the entirely valid… Continue reading…

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Criticized over lack of female board members, Twitter CEO responds with name-calling

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