García Martínez’s book recounts his life in the San Francisco Bay Area tech scene from 2010 to 2014. He began his career as a quantitative strategist for Goldman Sachs before moving to Silicon Valley, where he eventually started an ad tech startup named AdGrok, which he founded later sold to Twitter. From 2011 to 2013 he worked as a product manager at Facebook. In addition to his book, García Martínez has written for publications such as Wired.
“Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, spoiled and naive, despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of s ** t,” read a passage from Chaos Monkeys. It went on, “They have their self-centered claim feminism and ceaselessly extol their independence, but the reality is that after the plague or foreign invasion they would become exactly the kind of useless baggage that you would trade in for a box of shotgun shells or a canister Diesel. “
Another excerpt from the book quoted in the letter contained detailed start-up funding and included the following sentence: “To draw an analogy, a clipped note is like seducing five women in a row while an equity round has to convince five women to to finance one. ” Six with you. “
“We are deeply dismayed by what this attitude means for Apple’s commitment to its inclusion goals, as well as the real and immediate impact on those who work near García Martínez. It challenges parts of our inclusion system at Apple, including that Recruitment panels, background checks, and our process to ensure that our existing culture of inclusion is strong enough to withstand those who do not share our inclusive values, ”read the letter.
It also called on the company to investigate how García Martínez ‘”published views on women and people of color have been overlooked or ignored in the hiring process” and “develop a clear plan of action to prevent this”.
“Given Mr García Martínez’s story of openly posting racist and sexist statements about his former colleagues, we are concerned that his presence at Apple will contribute to an unsafe work environment for our colleagues, one of public harassment and private bullying are threatened. ” Letter also said.
García Martínez did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN Business, despite appearing to have viewed a direct message on his verified Twitter profile.
“The reason I chose this letter over any other method is that although I trust Apple’s culture and leadership to do the right thing, I still strongly disagreed with that trust and feelings,” asked Cher, an Apple engineer, according to CNN Business, her last name is said to be withheld for privacy reasons.
On Wednesday evening, Apple confirmed to CNN Business that García Martínez no longer works for Apple.
“At Apple, we’ve always strived to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace where everyone is respected and accepted. Behaviors that demean or discriminate people for who they are have no place here,” said an Apple spokesman.