Uber's Board Member Attempts To Counter-Message Accusations Of Sexism
On Tuesday, Uber held a special press conference hosted by Arianna Huffington together with the Chief HR officer Liane Hornsey, North American operations lead Rachel Holt and company communications lead Rachel Whetstone. Hornsey, Holt, and Whetstone are three of Huffington's highest ranking female staff. The press conference is said to be an attempt to counter-message all the negative information and accusations of sexism.
According to CNBC, Huffington is a board member of Uber who is overseeing the firm's "urgent investigation" regarding the sexual harassment and gender bias issues. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post said that the sexual harassment concern isn't a "systemic problem" at a ride-hailing company such as Uber. "Yes, there were some bad apples, unquestionably. But this is not a systemic problem," Huffington said.
The comment of the board member came after a former employee of Uber posted allegations about the company last month. Striking questions with concern to gender bias as well as sexual harassment are the issues included in the post of the employee. Investors also called for Uber to change its culture immediately. What more important is, according to Huffington, is that "women, minorities, everyone" feel more comfortable and being put in the right place.
According to TechCrunch, Huffington also mentioned that she is going to be holding the firm's feet to the fire but with respect and regard to their commitment. She also said that there’s no any room for “brilliant jerks” at Uber and that the main goal is not just to “fix” what’s broken but to make it as “the most admired workplace to work at.” Uber's board as well as the entire company, is committed to accepting whatever findings U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivers, and that any results of his investigation will surely be shared publicly.
In behalf of Uber, Huffington also addressed the issue of whether the company ever considered Travis Kalanick leaving his role as a CEO which is responsible for the existing problems. Huffington dismissed the press conference and all the discussion of any such hypotheticals by the board and praised Kalanick’s CEO role in creating Uber as its primary success story.
Formlabs Disrupting 3D Printing But Will Continue Supporting Printer With Consumables
Form 1 and Form 2 is considered to be a prototype for a consumer-grade SLA printer. The two devices are beautifully built and feature excellent onboard as well as PC software.
Sony To Discontinue Production Of PlayStation 3 In Japan And India
The official PlayStation Japan website said “shipments are scheduled to end soon” for the PlayStation 3. Together with Sony Japan, India will also do the same in order to focus on the sales of PlayStation 4.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta 2 Is Coming To Solve Google Phone Problems
New features on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta 2 include app shortcuts, image keyboard support, and more. This pre-release version may contain errors and defects that can affect the normal functioning of your device.
The Uber Drama Continues, Over 1,100 Employees Want Travis Kalanick Back
More than 1,000 Uber employees so far have shown their support for their embattled former leader Travis Kalanick by circulating a petition to reinstate him.
What Future Awaits Uber After CEO's Resignation?
Uber's Travis Kalanick succumbs to pressure from shareholders and gives up his CEO title.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Health Tips of Gun Massager
Are you recently tired or have been stressed out for a long time from work? Do you feel out of focus because of muscle pain and fatigue? If you are looking for a natural solution without the use of medication or an expensive massage therapist, then worry not, because the answer lies to a massage gun from Toro Muscle Recovery.
Best Wireless Router Extender - Booster to extend your Wifi Signals
Sometimes nothing hurts most when suddenly your live streaming gets interrupted and buffering kicks in. Is like you are watching your favorite TV series then, Alas! Power goes out. If the problem isn't within your house, you feel like walking into your power supply company and blast the boss. Among the top causes of limited internet connectivity in our areas of living or business, is dead zones.
New Retroreflective Material Could be Used in Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine brightly and change color at night, according to a study that will be published on Aug. 9 in Science Advances.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!