David Bonderman, an Uber board member and founding partner at TPG Capital, stepped down from the company’s board after he made a sexist remark at the company’s all-staff meeting today. The meeting was prompted by an investigation into accounts of sexism and sexual harassment at the company.
Uber confirmed that Bonderman has stepped down.
Fellow board member Arianna Huffington was addressing the staff during the meeting and said, “There’s a lot of data that shows when there’s one woman on a board it’s much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board.”
Bonderman responded: “Actually, what it shows is that it’s much more likely to be more talking.”
Let’s just say that Jack Dee knows when it’s appropriate to say what’s on his mind.