Amid Uber’s current stream of crises, including the exodus of some high-level execs, another controversy has come knocking at the company’s door.
The latest issue goes all the way back almost three years ago, when a team of Uber managers (four males and one female), along with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and her then girlfriend Gabi Holzwarth, went to an escort-karaoke bar in Seoul, South Korea.
Today, 26-year-old Gabi Holzwarth is a professional violinist frequently seen on the arm of her boyfriend Travis Kalanick, Uber’s billionaire CEO. But before her days of dating a tech billionaire, Holzwarth struggled during her teens with family violence, sexual abuse and eating disorders that have manifested into health problems today.
Now, like her boyfriend in the tech sector, the half-Chinese half-Caucasian violinist aims to disrupt the entire culture of mental health disorders and addiction by leading an open conversation — beginning with her own story.