Bring gender diversity into the boardroom
As of this writing, Twitter is prepped and ready to "go public." Yet, a company who prides itself on glittering cutting-edge tools, social innovation and technological advancement, has to face a hard (stale) fact: it's boardroom is made up entirely of white men.
That's not cutting-edge. It's also not very smart.
Catalyst, a leading nonprofit working to expand opportunities for women, found that organizations with a strong gender balance in the boardroom achieve a 42% higher return on sales, 66% higher return on invested capital, and a 53% better return on equity.
Yet, peeking into the makeup of boardrooms within Fortune 500 companies, only 18% are women.
Reportedly, a majority of Twitter users are female. So why not put a few of them in the boardroom?
Twitter can do better and so can we.