San Francisco: David Bonderman, an Uber board member and partner at private equity firm TPG, is resigning from the board of the ride-hailing company after he made a disparaging remark about women at an Uber meeting Tuesday, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, who asked to remain anonymous because the decision is confidential.
Earlier in the day at an Uber staff meeting, Arianna Huffington, another Uber board member, said one woman on a board often leads to more women joining a board. Bonderman responded “that it’s much more likely to be more talking”.
TPG founder David Bonderman. Photo: Bloomberg
Attendees were aghast at the exchange, and Bonderman later apologised.
“I appreciate David doing the right thing for Uber at this time of critical cultural changes at the company,” Huffington said in a statement.
TPG, which is an investor in Uber, did not immediately respond to a call for comment.
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The New York Times