Away CEO Steph Korey stepping down amid criticism of ‘toxic’ culture

Away CEO Steph Korey stepping down amid criticism of ‘toxic’ culture
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Away CEO Steph Korey is stepping down amid criticism of the ruthless internal culture at the luggage startup she co-founded.

Stuart Haselden, an executive at the trendy workout apparel brand Lululemon Athletica, will take over as Away’s chief executive on Jan. 13 and Korey will become executive chairman, the company announced Monday.

“I believe Stuart’s leadership, supported by other key executives who have joined Away this year, will have an enormous impact on our business, community, and culture, and we look forward to learning from his depth of experience,” Korey, 32, said in a statement.

The shakeup came four days after an exposé in The Verge detailed how Korey oversaw a “toxic” work culture at the online suitcase retailer and berated underlings in public Slack chatrooms. Former Away employees also told the website they also faced pressure to work grueling hours and limitations on their paid time off.

Source: NY POST

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