Susan J. Fowler

When I asked our director about what was being done about the dwindling numbers of women in the org, his reply was... that the women of Uber just needed to step up and be better engineers.

Susan J. Fowler, experienced multiple instances of harassment and career setbacks due to blatant sexism while an engineer at Uber. She reported every injustice that she and other female engineers faced, and when the system failed to bring her justice, she disrupted the system. “When I asked our director about what was being done about the dwindling numbers of women in the org, his reply was, in a nutshell, that the women of Uber just needed to step up and be better engineers.” Susan left the company and took her story to the outside world for her voice to be heard – not just for her, but for all the women in her shoes.