Fired Google engineer James Damore says company executives shamed and smeared him

Fired Google engineer James Damore says company executives shamed and smeared him

The engineer who circulated the memo, James Damore, was fired.

"I want you to know there is a place for you in this industry", Pichai said.

The last minute cancellation came after employees said they had been harassed online after their questions meant for the town hall were leaked outside the company, Recode reports.

YouTube CEO and Google leader Susan Wojcicki was all for canning Damore, saying, "While people may have a right to express their beliefs in public, that does not mean companies can not take action when women are subjected to comments that perpetuate negative stereotypes about them based on their gender".

Wired reported earlier that conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos "posted on his Facebook page the Twitter biographies of eight Google employees who criticized Damore's post". A smaller percentage of you wish we would do more.

Former Google engineer James Damore was at the limelight for all the wrong reasons this week, after writing a memo stating that women are not biologically suited for some technological types of work. I know the journey won t always be easy, but to the girls who dream of being an engineer or an entrepreneur, and who dream of creating fantastic things: I want you to know that there s a place for you in this industry, there s a place for you at Google. The note spoke on the notion that women are less interested in high-stress jobs because they are more anxious and even looked to rationalize the gender gap in the tech industry.

Apart from Pichai, the memo was also denounced by Danielle Brown, Google's new vice president for diversity, integrity and governance.

Known for its motto, "don't be evil", Google is broadly seen as a liberal-leaning company, something Damore criticized in his manifesto. So in the coming days we will find several forums to gather and engage with Googlers, where people can feel comfortable to speak freely.

Statistics may show that women tend to go toward certain jobs that are more people-oriented, but "that's only because that is what society tells us to do", 12-year-old Ashni said.

Damore's LinkedIn profile reveals that he has graduated with a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD in systems biology from Harvard. It's not to say they necessarily agreed with Damore's comments, but he didn't deserve to get sacked for them. A spokesman for the University of IL confirmed he has a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular and cellular biology from 2010.



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