Uber is now without a CEO, COO, CTO or CFO

The key events from a tumultuous Tuesday for Uber:

  • CEO Travis Kalanick announced he would be taking a leave of absence in a letter to staff, citing the need to grieve following the death of his mother.
  • The results of a months-long investigation led by Eric Holder into workplace issues — including gender discrimination and allegations of sexual harassment — were presented, along with resulting policy changes. Changes recommended by Holder and approved by the board included adding an independent board member, reducing alcohol at company events and additional efforts to build a more diverse workforce.
  • Audio of a meeting about those conclusions leaked to Yahoo. In it, board member David Bonderman interrupts Arianna Huffington as she’s discussing the importance of having women on the board, and says having more women leads to “more talking.”
  • Bonderman, whose firm invested in Uber, resigned from the board over the comment.

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