Thursday, June 8, 2017

Uber diversity chief says harassment report is ‘first step of many’ in fixing the company’s culture - TECH CRUNCH

by Ryan Lawler
Originally published: June 6, 2017

On the same day Uber announced it dismissed 20 employees due to harassment claims, the guy in charge of diversity at the company said the latest report was “the first step of many” to improve culture at the company.

“I’m kind of excited to see some progress… I want to make Uber a better and better place to work,” Uber head of global diversity and inclusion Bernard Coleman said at TC Sessions: Justice today.

Coleman joined Uber in January, shortly before former engineer Susan Fowler publicly accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human resources negligence in a Medium post. That post kicked off a firestorm of negative publicity for Uber and led to multiple investigations into Uber’s human resources operations.