As Twitter went public with its I.P.O. (or Initial Public Offering, its first issuance of stock to the general public), the company has received negative publicity for its diversity problem. Critics note that the Twitter board of directors consists entirely of white men; while women and people of color are wholly excluded from the decision-making positions in the corporation.
African-Americans are not represented in the senior ranks and the executive team, while Latinos are nearly nonexistent throughout company staff. The only executive officer who is not white and not a man is Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s newly hired general counsel—a woman of Indian descent.
Otherwise, Twitter faces its critics who believe the diversity problem is reflective of the larger high technology industry.