Following allegations of sexism and sexual harassment, Uber is now looking to expand the size of its diversity and inclusion team, according to job listings published recently.

The new roles come shortly after the San Francisco company had to deal with multiple public accounts by former and current employees that described a work environment that was hostile toward women. The new positions were listed on both LinkedIn and Uber's jobs website and include a diversity and inclusion manager, coordinator and a business partner.

"Uber's Global Diversity & Inclusion team is passionate about ensuring that we are prioritizing the vast array of differences that drives our innovation and expanding a culture of inclusion that helps to celebrate those differences," according to the job listings, which went up on Friday.

Following the accounts of the women, most notably a scathing description by software engineer Susan Fowler, Uber said it would publish a diversity report in the coming months.

Employees in these new positions will be tasked with collecting data-based insights, empowering diversity groups within the company, partnering with external advocacy organizations and creating programs that will "enhance Uber through diversity and inclusion initiatives."

The new positions come shortly after the January hiring of former Clinton campaign diversity officer Bernard Coleman III to fill the role of diversity officer. That position had been vacant at Uber since the departure of Damien Hooper-Campbell, who left the ride-hailing giant in June to work for eBay.

Among its other efforts to improve diversity, Uber in February said CEO Travis Kalanick would meet with civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson. The meeting was expected to take place in late February, but it has not yet occurred, a spokesman for Jackson told Inc.

Days after the meeting was reported by Inc., Fowler released the account of her time at Uber. Shortly after, Uber was hit with a series of embarrassing reports, including allegations of the theft of trade secrets, use of software to circumvent government officials and a peculiar partnership with China's Baidu.

"Rev. Jackson is deeply concerned about the series of incidents that cast a negative shadow on Uber," Jackson's spokesman said. "We will challenge them to release their data as a other step toward transparency and addressing the real issues they face internally and externally."

Published on: Mar 13, 2017