Facebook’s vice president of communications and public policy, Elliot Schrage, sent an apology email to a female investor who accused him of sexism just days before announcing his departure. Natasha Lamb, managing partner at Arjuna Capital, used the shareholder meeting last month to raise concerns about Facebook’s gender pay gap and other scandals, including fake news and hate speech. Lamb approached Schrage at the end of the meeting to discuss her concerns in more detail, but said he refused to engage, saying she was “not nice.”
“I want to apologize directly for my comments when we met at the FB shareholder meeting,” Schrage wrote. “I shouldn’t have expressed myself – and should never express myself – in ways that can correctly be interpreted as insulting or offensive. I was wrong to do so. I respect shareholders who shed light on important issues and push companies like ours to act thoughtfully and responsibly.”
Lamb declared his apology “adequate” and she now considers the matter closed.
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