Uber board member Arianna Huffington said there will be "restructuring of the management team" at
An internal investigation resulted in the dismissal of 20 employees this week for complaints around discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, retaliation and more. The investigation stemmed from claims from former Uber engineer Susan Fowler that the company repeatedly failed to act on her complaints around sexual harassment and gender bias.
Uber also announced this week it had hired two women — Apple Music's Bozoma Saint John and Harvard Business School's Frances Frei — to join the leadership team. The start-up is still on the hunt for a chief operating officer.
Speaking from the iCONIC Conference in New York, presented by Inc. and CNBC,
"We had some great results yesterday ... with the announcement of Professor Frances Frei from Harvard, to lead the strategy and leadership and help with the training — both of senior leaders but also helping all the managers, all the 3,000 managers at Uber, to learn to work collaboratively, to learn to work in teams. And also the announcement of Boz Saint John as chief brand officer. She left Apple to join Uber, and she's in charge of bringing humanity — and the emotional connection that she's so great at — to the brand.
So a lot of great hires to come, and basically the restructuring of the leadership team."
Huffington also clarified her comments on the workplace culture at Uber in the interview, which aired on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Wednesday. She told CNN in March that sexual harassment was not a "systemic problem" at Uber.