On Wednesday I watched Bozoma Saint John, the new Head of Brand at Uber talk very openly about all the scandal they have faced in recent months and the challenges ahead. Sexism, discrimination, the infamous story a few weeks back where Black Girls Code turned down a $125,000 grant claiming it be 'insincere'. Less than 48 hours later I wake up to this news story from back home in London.
There are now more than 300,000 signatures on a 'Save Uber' petition. Crazy how brand perception can be so different in two different countries. I can't see anyone in the States signing up to a Save Uber campaign anytime soon...
Time to get Lyft in London!
The decision by the London mayor’s transport body, Transport for London, was backed by Sadiq Khan, employment rights campaigners, and the trade body for the capital’s black-cab drivers, who have been staunch opponents of the US-based company.