This Woman Exec Beat Google in Court—and Hopes Others Follow

October 24, 2023

A court awarded Google executive Ulku Rowe $1.15 million, making her the first woman to win a sexist discrimination case against the company in court. She hopes to inspire others to do the same.

Earlier this month, Google executive Ulku Rowe became the first person to face Google in court over sexist discrimination since a 2018 mass walkout led the company to stop forcing employees to settle such matters privately. A Manhattan jury rendered its verdict last week, finding that Google had discriminated against Rowe on the basis of her gender and retaliated after she objected to the mistreatment.