A powerful group of black lawmakers is pressuring Uber to hire more diverse executives


A powerful group of black lawmakers is pressuring Uber to hire more diverse executives

A group of powerful black lawmakers in the U.S. Congress is pushing Uber to hire more people of color, as the ride-hailing company labors to fill a growing list of vacant leadership positions.

In the eyes of the Congressional Black Caucus, the inner turmoil at Uber — including the departure of the company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, last week — means it has ample opportunity to improve the diversity of its workforce, which like many tech giants in Silicon Valley remains predominately white and male.
The CBC plans to send a letter to Uber on Monday, asking the company’s …

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