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Shortly after her expose, allegations against and 500 Startups founder Dave Mc Clure surfaced.Then came the lawsuit against Upload VR for “rampant” sexual behavior in the workplace and one against So Fi by a former employee who alleged he was wrongfully terminated for reporting the sexual harassment of female employees.“I think that the ecosystem is evolving and changing, and the country is changing,” DST Global founder Yuri Milner said at Tech Crunch Disrupt San Francisco this week.“And what was acceptable even a few years ago is no longer acceptable.Fowler joined Uber in November 2015 as a site reliability engineer.Immediately after she finished training, she says, one of her managers made unsolicited sexual advances towards her: On my first official day rotating on the team, my new manager sent me a string of messages over company chat.
The Unruh Act currently prohibits sexual harassment between people who have a business relationship but don’t work for the same company.
And when it comes to diversity and inclusion at the company, she says she’s not satisfied.
Overall, Uber is 8.8 percent black, 5.6 percent Latinx and 4.3 percent two more or races in the U. In technical roles, however, those percentages drop to 1 percent, 2.1 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively.
That includes relationships with attorneys, landlords, teachers, physicians and other professionals, but does not explicitly include investors.“People are not naturally altruistic,” Insight Venture Partners Managing Director Hilary Gosher told TC’s Katie Roof at Disrupt.
“So I think it’s interesting it has come to this, that someone’s got this bill proposed.”Despite what’s happening in the VC world, young startups also have a responsibility to make sure they’re building and fostering diverse, inclusive workplaces.
Again, Uber is not alone in its overall lack of diversity — and that’s ultimately the problem in Silicon Valley and the tech world at large.