Uber board member resigns after comment about women

Uber board member resigns after comment about women
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An Uber board member has resigned from the board after he made what was seen as an offensive comment about women during a meeting Tuesday regarding the company's culture.

In his resignation statement, David Bonderman said his comments were "careless, inappropriate, and inexcusable," and the "opposite of what I intended," Reuters reported.

"I take full responsibility for that," he said. "I need to hold myself to the same standards that we're asking Uber to adopt."

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His resignation is effective Wednesday, according to Reuters.
 
His comments came Tuesday after the company adopted a slew of recommendations following an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company.

During the meeting, board member Arianna Huffington said: “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.”

Fellow board member Bonderman, founder of TPG Capital, said: “Actually, what it shows is it’s much likely to be more talking,” according to Yahoo.

Uber has been struggling to deal with allegations of widespread sexual harassment and a number of other controversies and missteps that have dogged the company in recent months.

On Tuesday, Uber released a list of recommendations from former Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderHolder defends Mueller: 'No basis to question the integrity of Mueller' Kamala Harris slams Sessions on criminal justice Deputy AG backs Sessions' tough on crime policy MORE and Tammy Albarrán, an attorney, who were called in to investigate the workplace culture after the harassment allegations became public.

The board voted unanimously on Sunday to adopt all of the report's recommendations to improve the workplace environment, including enhancing human resources and making it easier for victims of sexual harassment to file complaints.