For many women in Silicon Valley, Fowler's blog post was the shot heard around the world.
And the company was made in his very image.
The tech company is working to turn its reputation and culture around.
"This decision is yet another example of Uber's continued unwillingness to be open, transparent and direct."
A former Uber engineer's blog post that blew up online did more than just shame the company into finally investigating her long-ignored sexual harassment allegations. It has also forced the ride-sharing service to take a look at its diversity numbers.
A former engineer at Uber wrote that she was sexually harassed and that her complaints were ignored by the human resources department, despite other harassment reports against the same manager.
A police officer in Jackson, Mississippi was fired after a video surfaced of him sexually harassing a young woman from his patrol car.