The revelation that all of Twitter's board members are male has highlighted the gender disparity on corporate boards, writes Vikas Bajaj. Nearly half of publicly traded information-technology companies have no women on their boards, and the percentage of computing jobs held by women has actually declined since 1990, he notes. In consumer products and retail, 28% of companies have no women on their corporate boards, and overall, of 3,000 publicly traded companies, women make up only 12% of corporate boards.

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