The CEO and co-founder of popular luggage startup Away is resigning just days after her internal Slack messages were made public.
Steph Korey, who co-founded the suitcase company in 2015, is stepping down from her CEO role and will be replaced by Lululemon Athletica’s chief operating officer, Stuart Haselden, the company announced. The former CEO will remain on Away’s board and will act as executive chairman of the company.
Korey’s departure comes days after The Verge published a damning account of the now former CEO’s management style. Employees quoted in the article accused Korey of creating a toxic work environment where workers were publicly shamed by executives in company Slack channels and customer service representatives were routinely overworked. Read more…
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