Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO has shown humility and maturity in addressing Uber’s and his own mistakes. He gave a heartfelt apology for his heated exchange with an Uber driver that was caught on camera. The company is tackling its sexist work-place culture with an investigation led by Arianna Huffington and former US attorney general Eric Holder. Such efforts seem to be genuine and point to a growing self-awareness. Fortune’s Paul Pendergrass acknowledges that the signs are good, hoping that Uber will continue to address its deeper issues.
Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff calls for new sexual harassment policies as well as replacing Uber’s highly flawed HR department, which ignored abuses and left victims to fend for themselves. The abusive bro culture that runs through the company has perpetuated misogynistic attitudes that hurt female employees. This needs to be dealt with and eliminated. Managers that harass their female colleagues deserve appropriate punishment. Ulanoff’s biggest point is that Kalanick needs to be replaced in order to enact these changes.