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Uber Board Member Quits After Cracking Sexist Joke During Meeting on Sexism

  • Billionaire co-founder apologizes for "inexcusable" remark
  • Meeting aimed at addressing shortcomings in Uber’s culture
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Uber's Ex-Communications Chief on Kalanick Taking Leave

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TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman has resigned from the board of Uber Technologies Inc. after uttering a sexist comment during a meeting intended to address rampant internal gender bias.

The billionaire co-founder of the private equity firm apologized for cracking a joke during a charged company-wide meeting to discuss sweeping changes meant to curb discrimination and other cultural problems. Bonderman cut in when fellow board member Arianna Huffington was speaking about how the presence of a woman on the board was likely to attract other females.