Former Snap employee says company has a ‘toxic’ and ‘sexist’ culture

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A former software engineer at Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. accused the company of fostering a “sexist” and “toxic” workplace culture, accusations company leadership did not deny, according to a report from Cheddar. Snap now says that it’s working hard to remedy the issues the engineer, Shannon Lubetich, highlighted — starting with improving its diversity figures. For the first time ever, Snap disclosed that just 13 percent of its technical workforce are women and that 22 percent of upper management are women, Cheddar reports. Those figures put Snap behind larger Silicon Valley social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, though diversity progress for the industry remains slow across the board.

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