A former Facebook employee is shedding light on what she says is a company overrun with sexism and employees encouraged to worship an immature CEO.
Katherine Losse is sharing some of the social-media giant’s secrets in a new book, “The Boy Kings,” released Tuesday. Losse joined Facebook in 2005, first working in customer service and eventually as a ghostwriter for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
At one point in the tell-all, Losse says female employees were instructed to wear T-shirts with Zuckerberg’s face on them in honor of their wonderboy boss’ birthday. Male employees were told to wear Adidas sandals, she said, a nod to the CEO’s favorite footwear.
To Losse, the order reeked of sexism and cult-like worship.
“The gender coding was clear,” she wrote. “Women were to declare allegiance to Mark, and men were to become Mark… Read more