Uber Whistleblower Susan Fowler to Publish Book with Viking
Viking is pleased to announce a forthcoming book by Susan Fowler, whose account of the harassment and discrimination she faced at Uber led to the ouster of its CEO and twenty other employees. Senior Editor Lindsey Schwoeri acquired North American rights from Liz Parker and Eliza Rothstein at InkWell.
In this book, Fowler will expose the systemic flaws rampant in the startup culture through her shocking and galvanizing personal story of working as a junior engineer at the most valuable startup in the history of Silicon Valley, and the previously unreported details of what happened after she went public with the harassment and discrimination she faced there. Her bottom-up view of what it’s really like to be a female, entry-level employee inside this major driver of the American economy will offer crucial insight into how all women – not just those at the top – can navigate challenging work environments, as well as an eye-popping depiction and broad indictment of a work culture where a woman can do absolutely everything right and still encounter tremendous obstacles.
Fowler says, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to share my story, and I hope that it will inspire others to tell their own. I’m so thankful to Viking for giving me this opportunity and a platform that will help me reach readers all over the world.”
Brian Tart, President and Publisher of Viking, says, “Susan Fowler has been and will continue to be an incredibly important voice in our national conversation about gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace. We are honored to partner with her to bring her full story—much of which is still untold—to readers.”
The book is currently untitled and a release date has not yet been set.
Fowler is an engineer in the Bay Area. The editor-in-chief of Increment, a digital magazine dubbed “The New Yorker of Silicon Valley” by Recode, she has authored two books on computer programming, which have been implemented by numerous tech companies. Since publishing her blog post in February, she has been profiled by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, and has appeared or will appear on the following lists of influential people and change-makers: Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List, Fortune’s 40 Under 40 , Politico’s Top 50, Upstart Top 50, Marie Claire’s New Guard List, Bloomberg Top 50, Porter’s Incredible Women 2017. She is a finalist for Forbes’ 30 Under 30.