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Uber Whistleblower and Time “Silence Breaker” Susan Fowler to Speak at Monmouth University
The Leon Hess Business School Presents the 2018 H.R. Young Endowed Lecture:
“The Adventures of Susan Fowler at Uber: Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley”
Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler will give the 2018 H.R. Young Endowed Lecture: “The Adventures of Susan Fowler at Uber: Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley” on Wednesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in Pollak Theatre on the Monmouth University campus.
Susan Fowler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in physics. Following jobs at two startup companies, she was hired by Uber as a site reliability engineer. She resigned after one year and published a blogpost detailing the harassment and discrimination she had experienced as a result of rejecting her manager’s sexual advances. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned and 20 employees were fired. Under Ariana Huffington’s supervision, Uber’s Board of Directors hired former attorney general Eric Holder and his law firm, which conducted an investigation and proposed sweeping changes.
In 2017, Fowler was recognized as the Financial Times Person of the Year and one of Time magazine’s persons of the year: “The Silence Breakers.” Her Uber adventures are the subject of an upcoming movie.
This free event is open to the public. RSVPs are not required for the lecture. Questions may be directed to Trish LaMarca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-571-3423.