Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, is taking a leave of absence following a series of scandals surrounding the problematic workplace culture that pervades the rideshare company.
Following a litany of sexual harassment allegations within the company, the board of Uber met to discuss ways in which the company could correct its toxic atmosphere. Board member Ariana Huffington suggested that more female directors could help, to which fellow board member David Bounderman remarked that more female directors would lead to “more talking.”
Since this very public controversy has spiraled, the company is trying, once again to right itself in order to save face and foster better intra-office cooperation.
On Friday’s Radio Times, guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan spoke to New York Times tech reporter Mike Isaac about the challenges facing the company in the wake of these ongoing scandals. Isaac says the company is going to make efforts to diversify their board which is currently mostly white and male, adding “that’s what every tech company in [Silicon] Valley says, so who knows if that’s actually going to happen.”
Listen to the entire interview at Radio Times.