In a press call on Tuesday, Uber’s board member, Arianna Huffington, has explained that Uber is in the works of fixing the mess of a PR nightmare it has been receiving the past month. Starting from the #deleteUber campaigns, sexual harassment allegations and even a video of CEO, Travis Kalanick, berating a Uber driver, the board has accepted the apology which Travis gave and is now looking for a new COO.
“As I said at the first All Hands at Uber with Travis when all of this started, that this is very personal for me. I have two daughters who are young adults, just starting out in their careers. I want to make sure that the company that we build at Uber reflects the best of anything in the workplace. So that no woman ever has to choose between advancing her career and completely unacceptable treatment” said Arianna Huffington in the call.
Arianna Huffington finished her part by giving a stern warning to the management team at Uber.
“Let me finish up by saying that as I’ve told Travis and the management team, I will be holding their feet to the fire. Uber must change if it is to be as successful in the next decade as it has been in the last seven years. And second, as I told employees a few weeks back, creating a great culture will be key to their future success. Going forward there can be no room at Uber for brilliant jerks and zero tolerance for anything but totally respectable behavior in an equitable workplace environment”
All this does give investors confidence that top leadership is doing all that they can to fix the PR nightmare in which numerous people have deleted the Uber app from their mobile phones.