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Dr. Bernice Ledbetter Quoted about Google Memo Scandal
August 8, 2017 | 1 min read
David Ingram and Jonathan Allen of Reuters cover the recent firing of James Damore by Google for releasing an incendiary memo on diversity and hiring. In the article, which was picked up by Business Insider, Dr. Bernice Ledbetter is quoted. Dr. Ledbetter is Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management and Academic Director of the MS in Management and Leadership program at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and Director of the Center for Women in Leadership at Pepperdine University. She contribues regularly to the Huffington Post on matters relating to gender and diversity in the workplace, and recently penned a HuffPo column on the firing of Damore – an act she sees as just.
Ingram and Allen quote Ledbetter as saying Damore is "walking dangerously between who he is personally and who he is professionally." The Ingram-Allen article covers the "cheers and jeers" reaction to the memo – a manifesto embraced by some, particularly on the political right. Others found the views, which argued that men may be biologically more suited to coding jobs than women, offensive.