That whole "we just want the most qualified people and we don't care what they look like" thing is getting old, no? Either you think women and people of color are qualified for these jobs or you don't. If you don't, well, there are words for that (see: sexism, racism). And if you do, jump off of your cozy perch and make a concerted effort to find them. It's really that simple.

And it would be in Twitter's best business interests to do that. Apparently, appointing female board members is not just about the morality of inclusion and diversity. It has a real, measurable impact on an organization's bottom line. 

Buzzfeed put together this list of all the qualified women Costolo can't seem to find, or whatever. We'd add Window Snyder of Apple Inc. What other women and people of color would you suggest? Tweet me!


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