Uber director David Bonderman resigns from board following comment about women
More women on board of directors would mean 'more talking,' said Bonderman
Uber director David Bonderman has resigned from the company's board following a remark he made during an Uber staff meeting Tuesday that was widely seen as offensive to women, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The ill-timed remark came during an all-staff meeting to discuss of how the ride-services company would transform itself following a probe into sexual harassment at the company.
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Uber board member Arianna Huffington spoke to employees about the importance of adding more women to the board of directors.
"There's a lot of data that shows when there's one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board," Huffington said.
In response, Bonderman said: "Actually, what it shows is that it's much more likely to be more talking."
Bonderman, who is a founder of private equity firm TPG Capital, an Uber investor, shortly after wrote an email to Uber staff to apologize, calling his comment "inappropriate.