Bozoma Saint John is leaving Uber 😭

WalmartLabs NokhShpirn
Jun 11, 2018 56 Comments

I thought she can solve issues with diversity and culture in Uber. Where did it go wrong?

https://amp.businessinsider.com/bozoma-saint-john-leaving-uber-2018-6

P.S. I think, she is hot 😳

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  • Cisco zpRG40
    Why do men always have to comment on women’s appearance
    Jun 11, 2018 25
    • Facebook Eirne
      It’s a fact that those who sexualize themselves will be viewed that way. Do you know the history of why lips are adorned in red and why heels make women feel “attractive”? There’s a reason why the term is called “attractive”. If you chase that, it’s what you’re going to get. Remember this is why the Maoists had to put everyone in uniforms.
      Jul 23, 2018
    • This is exactly what unconscious bias is.

      Men sexualize themselves all the time. Have you seen Jeff Bezos’s muscles lately? Wearing form-fitting clothing, suits, fancy watches to signify power and domination (i.e. sexual power). Would you ever say to an investment banker in an expensive form-fitting suit with a Rolex that “if you chase that, it’s what you’re going to get” ... no, you would not.

      The double-bind for women is that sexual signals for women relate to submissiveness and constraint, which directly contradict the inherent power that a female executive must convey. A woman who doesn’t exhibit sexual power, on the other hand, is dismissed as undesirable (as men often are too). Hence, women who convey sexual power are punished for acting incongruously with expectations / “using their sexuality to get ahead”, and women who do not convey sexual power are punished.
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Facebook Eirne
      I don’t think the last part is true though - those who do not convey sexual power are not punished professionally, in fact they garner meritocratic admiration. Yes they suffer socially due to lack of attractiveness and fewer mating choices but that’s irrelevant.
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Really? You see a lot of poorly dressed, overweight, ungroomed female executives walking around?

      While there are always exceptions, especially as an entrepreneur, in general people in corporations who convey dominance and power are promoted over those who do not. Tall people are promoted over short people. Tall presidential candidates even have an edge over shorter ones.

      The way humans convey power and authority is inextricably mixed with sexual attractiveness. It’s true for men. It’s also true for women. And it’s confusing when women either don’t conform to gender expectations (as the Hopkins case showed) AND when they do (as this thread shows).

      https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/05/the-financial-perks-of-being-tall/393518/

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10688645/Good-looks-help-you-get-ahead-in-business-if-youre-a-man-Harvard-study-finds.html

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_Waterhouse_v._Hopkins
      “After her promotion was postponed for the first year, Hopkins met with the head supervisor of her department, Thomas Beyer, who told her that to increase chances of promotion she needed to "walk more femininely, talk more femininely, dress more femininely, wear make-up, have her hair styled, and wear jewelry." Hopkins was well qualified for partnership, and frequently outperformed her male co-workers. Many male employees said they would not be comfortable having her as their partner because she did not act the way they believed a woman should.”
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Facebook Eirne
      Nope, it’s been debunked.

      Watch - https://youtu.be/FJQM5PZzTg0 (factual feminist)
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Uber Bdjdjdhsj
    She was MIA from Uber during her entire time besides a few fireside chats. She just vested and did nothing.
    Jun 11, 2018 5
    • Starbucks / Eng Code9000
      What is she supposed to do? Sit at your desk and help you write your PR? I wouldn’t expect you would see much of management or execs outside of company meetings. I don’t recall seeing high level management in my day to day at any of the FANG and Non-FANG companies I’ve worked at...
      Jun 11, 2018
    • WalmartLabs NokhShpirn
      OP
      @Code9000,
      That is exactly what I would like to know.
      Is any way to transform a company in a short period of time?

      Changing the way people (men and women) really think was not an easy even for religious leaders.

      It seems to me, that may change with the next generation only. So my son and daughter will live in the completely different society.
      Jun 12, 2018
    • Starbucks / Eng Code9000
      She was chief brand officer , so basically responsible for PR and marketing. Not sure why people think that would necessarily mean changing how a company worked. It would just mean changing how it’s perceived.

      It’s really just the MO of tech companies. Let’s hire one person and pretend like we’re making changes but in reality we’re not behind it and dgaf. I think the responses to a lot of questions on blind show a lot of people could careless about the moral compass of themselves or their company... just TC or GTFO
      Jun 12, 2018
    • WalmartLabs NokhShpirn
      OP
      That is how capitalism works. We work for money.
      If you want strong moral compass, look back to USSR.
      Jun 12, 2018
    • Starbucks / Eng Code9000
      Huh? Capitalism and ethics aren’t diametrically opposed ideas.

      My comment is more towards the lip service of the tech industry. There is no motivation on their part. I don’t know why people expect things to change because they hired ONE individual. Get real. It’s all a PR stunt.

      USSR had a pretty bad moral compass bud. Stop trying to derail this conversation into the shit-abyss randy.
      Jun 12, 2018
  • must have run out of her events budget.
    Jun 11, 2018 0
  • Lending Club vxmgvznjkj
    She ain’t cut out for tech industries. She is more into music and entertainment. May be she feels comfortable in that area.
    Jun 11, 2018 6
    • Apple / Eng NexTime
      You are not allowed to say anything negative about women. No matter what! They are that equal! 😂
      Jun 11, 2018
    • Amazon 🍌❤️
      Would someone have posted that if she were a man?
      Jun 11, 2018
    • Amazon 🍌❤️
      “He ain’t cut out for tech industries. More into music and entertainment. Maybe he feels more comfortable in that area.”

      Hahahahaha
      Jun 11, 2018
    • Amazon / Design -\_/-
      I like your trolling style. Unless you’re actually being serious in which case, cool story bro.
      Jun 11, 2018
    • Facebook Eirne
      This is what happens when you do diversity hiring. People start questioning your ability when they lose faith in the meritocracy of the hiring process.
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Jet TR7HJ
    She survived a year at Uber that’s admirable
    Jun 11, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Gs4478
    year passed, $$ vested, time to go and be a “diversity cheerleader” somewhere else. milk it while you can!
    Jun 11, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Design -\_/-
    CMO = worthless bullshit position
    Jun 11, 2018 2
    • Amazon 🍌❤️
      Unless it’s held by a white man... :(

      Sexist post on Blind = worthless bullshit position
      Jun 11, 2018
    • Amazon / Design -\_/-
      Okay
      Jun 11, 2018
  • Amazon 🍌❤️
    Pretty sure her job wasn’t to “solve Uber’s problems with diversity and culture.”

    Who knows why she is leaving, but undoubtedly she has a reason for her choices.

    Ugh. Sometimes I wonder how we are still here...
    Jun 11, 2018 0
  • Intel Mirthy
    Bye Bozo. I will always remember your cringeworthy Apple keynote presentation where you tried (and failed) to get thousands of nerdy white devs to dance to Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight.
    Jun 11, 2018 0
  • Nobody really cared that she left. A total non entity and from all accounts no involvement with upcoming brand stuff.
    Jun 12, 2018 0
  • Starbucks / Eng Code9000
    Always amazes how butt hurt the trolls get on blind.

    You know damn well you bounce around FANG for sign on bonuses and TC too. Give me a break lmao.

    These same people we’ll be on someone else’s post saying “OMG, you worked at your current position and company for more than 2 years? That looks so bad!” 😂
    Jun 11, 2018 0
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    • Lending Club vxmgvznjkj
      No, it is not. We are in pajamas business industry
      Jun 11, 2018
    • Pajamas is maybe a good choice, P2P market is crowded af
      Even airbnb has their side gig of selling cereal
      Jun 11, 2018
  • Lol she's unqualified af
    Jun 23, 2018 0
  • Apple / Design
    JonyHive

    Apple Design

    BIO
    In it to win it.
    JonyHivemore
    lol expected
    Jun 11, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    albion

    New Eng

    PRE
    Oracle, Cisco
    BIO
    Political dynamite.
    albionmore
    Quite a bit of Uber and Ex-Uber trying to pretend everything is fine. I suppose we'll hear about sex in the stairwells in another year...
    Jun 14, 2018 1
    • why is that a bad thing tho
      Jun 24, 2018
  • Starbucks / Eng Code9000
    Who else wouldn’t take a better offer and position elsewhere? Come on Randy use your shit-logic.
    Jun 11, 2018 0

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