How Arianna Huffington Got Harvard’s ‘Gender Warrior’ to Join Uber

Uber has Arianna Huffington to thank for its new SVP of leadership and strategy.

Speaking on a Monday morning panel at Advertising Week New York, the HuffPo founder revealed that she “moved heaven and Earth” to convince Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei to leave her 20-year academic career and join the ride-hailing company full-time.

Huffington said she decide to try to convince Frei to take a full-time position with Uber after a PR crisis unfolded in real-time during a...

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