Pinterest’s previous COO demands declared gender discrimination


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A previous chief running officer has actually implicated Pinterest of gender discrimination and retaliation. In a claim submitted Tuesday, ex-COO Francoise Brougher declares that she was marginalized and omitted from essential choices for declining to “take a back seat to her male peers.” Brougher, who worked as COO for 2 years, stated she was ended in April for challenging demeaning and sexist treatment. 

“Pinterest’s female executives, even at the highest levels, are marginalized, excluded, and silenced,” Brougher stated in a declaration released on Medium. “According to Pinterest, I was fired not for the results I achieved, but for not being ‘collaborative.’ I believe that I was fired for speaking out about the rampant discrimination, hostile work environment, and misogyny that permeates Pinterest.”

 A representative stated Pinterest, a lifestyle-focused social media whose audience is around 70 percent woman, is evaluating the grievance, including that it’s dedicated to a culture in which all staff members feel consisted of and supported.

“There is an ongoing independent review regarding our culture, policies and practices,” a Pinterest representative stated in an emailed declaration. “Our employees are incredibly important to us and we take all concerns brought to our attention seriously.”

In June, 2 previous Pinterest staff members, both black females, stated they experienced racial discrimination and dealt with retaliation after raising issues about unjust pay in the office.

In action to the allegations from Brougher and other previous staff members, some Pinterest employees are preparing a walkout on Friday to require modification from the business.

Silicon Valley has actually long battled with variety and has actually dealt with duplicated allegations of gender predisposition. Numerous tech giants, consisting of Facebook, Twitter, Uber and equity capital company Kleiner Perkins, have actually likewise been implicated of gender discrimination. 

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