TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot to step down at end of August


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Stacy Brown-Philpot speaks onstage throughout SXSW 2018.

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TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot is stepping down as head of the platform that links handymen, movers and other gig employees with individuals who have a job they’d rather pay another person to do. Brown-Philpot revealed the relocation in an interview with The New York Times released on Tuesday.

Brown-Philpot, among the couple of Black ladies in an executive function in the tech market, informed the Times that she had actually been preparing for her departure “for months” however hasn’t yet selected her next function. 

“We’ve been planning this for months, and even right now, we’re dealing with a recession, a pandemic and a social justice movement all at the same time,” she informed the Times.

Brown-Philpot was called CEO of TaskRabbit in 2016 and led the business when it was obtained by Ikea. She likewise serves on the Board of Directors for HP, Nordstrom and Black Girls Code.

“Under her leadership, TaskRabbit has become a successful global business that is strongly positioned for continued year-over-year growth,” stated a TaskRabbit representative on Tuesday, including that Brown-Philpot will leave the business on Aug. 31. “During her tenure, TaskRabbit expanded to thousands of cities across the United States, Canada and Europe.”

Brown-Philpot likewise talked with the Times about current demonstrations over racial inequality and stated Silicon Valley requires to do more to promote variety. 

“There’s been so much momentum in terms of creating gender equity in tech,” she stated. “We have a long way to go with minorities. We have a long way to go with making sure we have more Black people represented in tech.”

Over the previous couple of years, Silicon Valley has actually been under an extreme spotlight when it pertains to variety. A 2018 research study discovered just 2 percent of ladies operating in tech in Silicon Valley are Black, Hispanic, Native American or Native Alaskan. Tech business have actually devoted cash and resources towards moving their demographics, however development stays sluggish

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