Thursday, September 16, 2010

Whitman visits Yelp, hit with tough questions

Meg Whitman went to online startup Yelp on Wednesday and held a question-and-answer session with employees.  Media reports say Whitman got peppered with tough questions by a number of the employees.

"Young staffers at the online review site Yelp on Wednesday bombarded the former eBay chief executive with questions about her negative ads, her record-breaking spending and her stance against gay marriage."

Below is a tweet from an AP reporter at the event:

It looks like this forum in front of a "tough, liberal crowd" allowed Whitman to showcase her strengths as a sturdy chief executive.

Update: Joe Garofoli interviewed one employee - 24 year old Susan McKay - who didn't like Whitman's answer to a question about negative ads.  The employee admits to being a Democrat, so her reaction is understandable.

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