While the New York Stock Exchange gears up for Twitter's public offering, the board is still actively looking for a female member to join its ranks. In light of recent criticism of the lack of any female representation in the company's highest echelon, Kara Swisher at AllThingsD is now reporting that while Twitter has a list of potential candidates, it will wait until after its IPO to bring someone on board.
The wait, Swisher explains, is simple: if Twitter was to bring someone in before their offering, that board member would have to sign off on it with little time to actually consider it fully, or would not sign off on it, preventing the IPO.
Additionally, while a board member coming from the tech or media worlds makes the clearest fit for the company's ambitions, top brass are supposedly looking for someone with international relations experience. As it grows, the company is running into more and more variations in how countries handle Twitter. For example, Iran briefly opened up access to the service last month, but that was revealed to just be a governmental software glitch.
Supposedly at the top of the list? Hillary Clinton, whose previous experience as Secretary of State makes her a worthy candidate. She has not, however, been contacted about the position and would almost certainly decline, because of, you know, the whole 2016 presidential election thing. Swisher suggests Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice as also being a fit for the role that Twitter wants to fill, but at this point, it's still anybody's guess.