In that memo posted on an internal Google message board, Damore wrote that men, in general, may be biologically more suited to coding jobs than women, and that gender diversity shouldn’t be a goal. He also stated that his employer was hostile to conservative viewpoints and shaped by a flawed left-wing ideology.
Bernice Ledbetter leads the leadership program at Pepperdine University’s business school:
DR. BERNICE LEDBETTER, DIRECTOR OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY,
“It seems to me he wanted attention. So, he used his Google email, and he sent this out broadly. So, I think, he wanted to generate a lot of attention, which he has, and, I think, that it is important to note that, by doing this, he’s making a bold declaration to his organization and to organizations probably worldwide. So, had he stayed quiet, you know, had he not said anything, but still acted on his values, it actually would be worse. So, by sort of coming out, if you will, now the organization understands and knows, there’s a pocket of misalignment in our organization, something that we need to address. So, I think, that, while it’s disturbing, it’s going to be helpful for the organization.”