Rivian accused of “Boys Club” culture by former executive

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Auto startup Rivian was accused by a former employee of having a “kid’s club” vibe while working there.

Laura Schwab, who was responsible for sales and marketing, says the company has a “toxic sibling culture” that led to mistakes and, when she pointed this out, she was fired.

Schwab, who was once the first female president in Aston Martin’s history and has over 20 years of industry experience, said she and other women were excluded from key meetings they should have attended and says her boss practically ignored her, going months without an individual meeting.

The whole thing can be read on its Medium page.

Schwab has apparently he’s filed a lawsuit in Orange County, California, in addition to filing a complaint with the American Arbitration Association.

We reached out to Rivian for comment and will update when they respond. We may not hear each other, though, ”Rivian said TechCrunch which cannot comment during the quiet period prior to its IPO.

[Image: Rivian]

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