Jack Dorsey once reportedly tried to give Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai a seat on Twitter's board
Added 10-28-20 11:14:02am EST - “Dorsey has admired Yousafzai for several years, calling her the person who inspires him the most in a 2015 interview with Recode.” - Businessinsider.com
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Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is known for being an unusual CEO: he used to walk five miles to the office every day, has gone on silent meditation retreats, and makes it a point to befriend thought leaders and moguls in industries outside of tech.
Those relationships seem to have led to an attempt to add new faces to Twitter's board several years ago, according to a new profile by the Wall Street Journal's Kirsten Grind and Georgia Wells.
In 2016, Dorsey tried to give a seat on Twitter's board to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girls' education activist and Nobel Prize laureate. The idea was met with opposition internally, as Yousafzai had very little business experience, according to the Journal.
The same year, Dorsey also tried to give a board seat to civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson — Dorsey faced internal pushback on that idea as well, according to the Journal.
A spokesperson for Twitter did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
—Malala (@Malala) April 7, 2020
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