Yes, yes we are. After a former female employee wrote in a blog post that she had been sexually harassed while working for the company in February, the company was put on notice as a bro's club. But in the ensuing months, things have gotten worse.
Last week, Kara Swisher and Johana Bhuiyan of Recode broke the story that a top executive had been fired after obtaining the medical records of a passenger who had been raped by her Uber driver. That executive, Eric Alexander, former president of the Asia Pacific division of the company, passed those records around to others at the company. He stepped down, but even more sexism was to come.
This week at an all-hands meeting held by Uber to address sexism, one of its board members, David Bonderman of TPG Capital, basically called his fellow board member, Arianna Huffington, too chatty. At a meeting about sexism. He called a woman too talkative. YIKES. He did step down, but we suggest downloading Lyft if you haven't yet.
- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #7