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Sex Scandal Toppled a Silicon Valley Chief. Investors Say, So What?

SAN FRANCISCO — Last September, the board of the online lending company Social Finance ousted its chief executive, Mike Cagney, after questions about sexual misconduct.The move was prompted by a board investigation that found Mr. Cagney was romantically involved with an employee, even though he had previously told directors that he was not involved in any extramarital workplace relationships, said four people with knowledge of the deliberations. Years earlier, Mr. Cagney had also promised the board he would not have affairs with employees after they learned of another relationship, said the people.Yet just months after Mr. Cagney departed SoFi, two venture capitalists who had been on the…

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How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says

“We really have to move beyond a mind-set of legal compliance and liability and think about the ways we can change the climate, ” Dr. Paula A. Johnson, the president of Wellesley College and a co-chairwoman of the committee that produced the report, said in an interview.ImageDr. Paula A. Johnson, the president of Wellesley College, co-chaired the committee that produced the report.CreditDina Rudick/The Boston Globe, via Getty ImagesThe committee identified three types of sexual harassment: sexual coercion, unwanted sexual attention and gender harassment. It said gender harassment, “verbal and nonverbal behaviors that convey hostility, objectification, exclusion or second-class status,” was by far the most common type women…

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Killing Spurs Didi, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, to Revamp Its Service

BEIJING — Didi Chuxing, China’s wildly popular ride-sharing service, said on Wednesday that it would overhaul its app and its safety and security practices, after reports that a passenger had been raped and killed by her driver.The passenger, Li Mingzhu, 21, a flight attendant, was found dead last Saturday after hailing a ride downtown from the airport in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou on May 6, according to state media. Didi Chuxing has faced a widening array of complaints from female passengers in recent days, as nationwide attention has focused on the company in the aftermath of the killing.Didi Chuxing is similar to Uber, and indeed…

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Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test

The big hurdle in the industry will be buy-in. In response to questions from The New York Times about its products, Final Draft, maker of a leading screenplay software, said in a statement on Thursday that its next iteration, Final Draft 11, due out within the year, will offer “enhancements” that allow writers “to analyze many different aspects of the script, including gender representation.” (The company has long offered a free add-on called Tagger that lets writers tag attributes, including gender and race, for characters. The new version will make this a bigger standard feature.)Even before Highland 2 hit the marketplace, it was making waves. In April,…

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Corner Office: Marissa Mayer Is Still Here

Larry and Sergey just yelled at us until we became what they needed us to become, and get done what they needed to be done. And so I said, look, I’m going to just rinse and repeat that, hopefully with less yelling. We ultimately brought in management coaches and all kinds of mentoring.I think you can have high expectations as a leader, and as long as they’re consistent and clearly communicated, a lot of people find that really inspiring. I always knew what Larry and Sergey wanted. I knew what good looked like to them, and so I never got discouraged by them saying, “Wait, I don’t…

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