Frances Frei, a Harvard Business School professor who was hired by Uber Inc., in June now departs from the company. She had been the key management influencer of the workplace to investigate human resource violation by staff and helped in driving out the former CEO of the company Travis Kalanick.
Frei will now serve as an adviser to the company in spite of leaving the company. “Frances has made an incredible contribution to Uber at a critical time in our company’s history, from building and running a first-of-its-kind leadership and education program to helping our new leaders be set up for success,” the company said. She was hired in June 2017 due to internal crisis and misunderstandings between executives in the company.
She is now planning on making her own executive program and after completing it, will return back as a full time professor. “The idea is to marry her lifetime of experience coaching companies with some of what she learned on the front lines at Uber,” Khosrowshahi wrote. “With a focus on women and underrepresented minorities.”
Frei was famously known for wearing an Uber branded t-shirt everyday to work. She wore it to represent that she is a part of the company and to know people’s reaction about the company.
“Frances has made an incredible contribution to Uber at a critical time in our company’s history,” the spokesman said. “From building and running a first-of-its-kind leadership and education program to helping our new leaders be set up for success.”
This is what Frei worte as a memo to the staff of Uber “If I look back on why I joined and when, it would have been impossible to imagine that we’d be where we are today. And it’s exciting to think where you’ll be nine months from now … the sky’s the limit” .