June 24, 2017

Silicon Valley Women’s Group Breaks With Uber Over Treatment Of Female Employees

UBER CEO Travis Kalanick
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In light of ongoing allegations of hostile and unequal conditions for female employees at Uber, one of the tech industry’s oldest women’s groups has decided to walk away from the ride-hail startup.

Recode reported last night that the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a social enterprise dedicated to promoting women’s contributions and involvement in tech, has informed Uber of its intention to cease partnership with the company. In a letter to Uber CTO Thuan Pham and human resources head Liane Hornsey, ABI Senior Vice President, Industry Partners Jody Mahoney stated that the group would end its partnership with Uber as a result of “ continuing allegations that Uber faces about the treatment of women employees as well as other business issues.”

Obtained by Recode, the letter also noted  […]

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