Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann: ‘Parts of Our Culture Are Broken’

He detailed diversity initiatives in an email to staff


Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann addressed a litany of allegations by two former employees earlier this week in an email to staff.

Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks took to Twitter Monday to air their grievances, which included issues over salary and leveling, as well as retaliation they allegedly faced after speaking up. They are both Black women who held the title of public policy and social impact manager before leaving the company in May.

Silbermann wrote in his email—which was obtained by Bloomberg News and confirmed as accurate by Pinterest—” What I’ve learned over the past few weeks is that parts of our culture are broken.

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