Uber hosted a somewhat bizarre conference call during which the top-ranking board members of the embattled ridesharing company said that Travis Kalanick, Uber's founder and scandal plagued CEO will improve his behavior while staying at the top of the company.
The board members—including Arianna Huffington, Liane Hornsey, Uber's chief human resources officer, and Rachel Holt, the head of Uber's North American operations—assured a group of reporters that Kalanick can "fundamentally change" the company.
“There’s a real appetite for change internally,” said Huffington, who founded of the Huffington Post with Buzzfeed boss Jonah Peretti. “I want to make sure that the company we build at Uber reflects really the best in the workplace, so no woman ever has to choose between advancing her career and completely unacceptable treatment.”
And of course, there is a growing perception that Uber fosters a bro-culture that would be considered bro-y even in the very bro-y world of Silicon Valley. Does a conference call with Arianna tamp out that fire?