Uber Board Member Cracks ‘Inappropriate’ Joke About Women at Company Event on Sexual Harassment

Brian Fung and Craig Timberg, reporting for The Washington Post:

Billionaire businessman David Bonderman, a member of Uber’s board, apologized Tuesday for making what he called an “inappropriate” comment about women at a company-wide meeting that was aimed at addressing the harassment of women and other unprofessional conduct within the company.

At the event, Bonderman made a joke about women, saying that adding female board members would make it “much more likely there’ll be more talking,” said several people who heard the remarks.

The comment came as an interruption of fellow board member Arianna Huffington, who was explaining the benefits of having more female representation on Uber’s board.

This company is beyond parody.

Update: Bonderman has now resigned from the board.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017