Remember Susan Fowler who exposed Uber’s sexual harassment problems? This news is funny but true. Good Universe is teaming up with her for a movie about her experience at the company.
She disclosed the company’s problems in a Feb. 19 via a blog post titled “Reflecting on One Very, Very Strange Year at Uber.” That very post led to speedy internal investigation and CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation.
To be very effective in telling the story, Good Universe has hired “Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder to write the script, and Kristin Burr is producing.
Fowler wrote in her post,
“When I joined Uber, the organization I was part of was over 25% women. By the time I was trying to transfer to another eng organization, this number had dropped down to less than 6%. Women were transferring out of the organization, and those who couldn’t transfer were quitting or preparing to quit. There were two major reasons for this: there was the organizational chaos, and there was also the sexism within the organization.”
“When I asked our director at an org all-hands about what was being done about the dwindling numbers of women in the org compared to the rest of the company, his reply was, in a nutshell, that the women of Uber just needed to step up and be better engineers.”
Fowler, Burr, and Schroeder are repped by Verve. Schroeder is also repped by Good Fear. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.