Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber

Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber

The unbelievable true story of the young woman who faced down one of the most valuable startups in Silicon Valley history–and what came after.

In 2017, twenty-six-year-old Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing the sexual harassment and retaliation she'd experienced as an entry-level engineer at Uber. The post went viral, leading not only to the ouster of Uber's CEO and twenty other employees, but "starting a bonfire on creepy sexual behavior in Silicon Valley that . . . spread to Hollywood and engulfed Harvey Weinstein" (Maureen Dowd, The New York Times).

When Susan decided to share her story, she was fully aware of the consequences most women faced for speaking out about harassment prior to the #MeToo era. But, as her inspiring memoir, Whistleblower, reveals, this courageous act was entirely consistent with Susan's young life so far: a life characterized by extraordinary determination, a refusal to accept things as they are, and the desire to do what is good and right. Growing up in poverty in rural Arizona, she was denied a formal education—yet went on to obtain an Ivy League degree. When she was told, after discovering the pervasive culture of sexism, harassment, racism, and abuse at Uber, that she was the problem, she banded together with other women to try to make change. When that didn't work, she went public. She could never have anticipated the lengths to which Uber would go in its efforts to intimidate and discredit her, the impact her words would have on Silicon Valley—and the world—or how they would set her on a course toward finally achieving her dreams.

The moving story of a woman's lifelong fight to do what she loves—despite repeatedly being told no or treated as less-than—Whistleblower is both a riveting read and a source of inspiration for anyone seeking to stand up against inequality in their own workplace.

Title:Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber
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    Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber Reviews

  • Kenny Smith

    Later in the memoir, Fowler relates a seemingly minor anecdote, one that might seem insignificant given the level of mistreatment she's experienced during her time in Silicon Valley. Basically, Uber o...

  • Christina

    She presents herself as the only one in the world who has ever struggled to reach success. Too much ego in this prose. Even as a memior, it's too self important. It's great to hear the female experien...

  • Claire

    The Uber blog post from several years ago left a big impression on me, as I was just emerging from my own experience with a toxic work atmosphere, harassment and issues with the Title IX office in a p...

  • Ye Lin Aung

    I almost read it in one gulp but I had to take a break in between because what happened to Susan totally incensed me. I loved every chapter of it, her upbringing, the dreams, the hunger for knowledge,...

  • M L

    This is a straight-to-the-point account of the excruciating details she went through at Uber and how she survived the aftermath. It's shorter than I expected, but the suspense of being under covert an...

  • Gemma Milne

    I devoured this book in 48 hours, and, TLDR: you should too.Susans blog post blowing the whistle on Ubers horrific workplace culture in 2017 set in motion changes and tough conversations not just at t...

  • Tim Jarrett

    What an incredibly difficult read. Fowler is honest and clear eyed about her life before Uber and provides all the details behind the infamous blog post that opened up the floodgates for stories about...

  • Niklas Pivic

    It got to the point where I wasnt able to hold back my tears until after meetings anymore. I found myself wiping tears from my face right there in the meetings, hoping that nobody would notice; then I...

  • Afref Fetter Fetter

    Rating: 3/5It's hard to rate this book because I truly believe that what was achieved was very important for society and for the world. That said, rating this purely as a book, it falls a little short...

  • Esme

    No need to read the book - can look up her original blog post . The only difference is the book has much more of her large ego - tone. Proud of her for standing up but just wish she did it in a more r...