San Francisco — A growing chorus of voices denouncing sexist culture is echoing through male-dominated Silicon Valley, knocking a number of internet industry executives from their perches. Accusations about the lack of women in technology jobs and the unfair or crude treatment endured by some in the industry have simmered for years. Now increasing numbers of women are going public with complaints of gender-based discrimination — in some cases leading men to step down. Uber’s embattled CE Travis Kalanick resigned in June, yielding to pressure from investors seeking to clean up the company’s allegedly toxic corporate culture. Uber has been roiled by disturbing reports of cut-throat workplace conditions, harassment and discrimination. Before Kalanick’s departure, Uber said it had dismissed 20 people after examining 215 claims of discrimination, harassment, unprofessional behaviour and bullying. Also in June, venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck took an indefinite leave of absence from Bi...

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