The California Report’s new series Beyond #MeToo: Abuse and Power Through a California Lens tackles many of the questions that have arisen in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and investigates how they play out in our lives, past the headlines.
Tech Bros: GoDaddy 2.0
From the boorish to the downright predatory, it seems like leading California tech "bros" are never not in the news for sexual harassment, questionable views about female engineers, or Silicon Valley sex parties that perpetuate stale, heterosexual gendered power plays.
Domain hosting business GoDaddy.com entered the ring as the ultimate bro-tastic Silicon Valley company, at least in reputation, when it started airing a series of sexually suggestive and controversial Super Bowl ads over a decade ago. Ads like these:
The California Report's host John Sepulvado visited GoDaddy.com to talk with Steven Aldrich, the chief product officer. Sepulvado learned the company has been trying to repair its image at the same time as it has made strides in its hiring practices -- for instance, they took a hard look at institutional bias in hiring and review practices.