TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque: Having Female Role Models Is ‘An Important Thing’

As an engineer, Leah Busque, founder and CEO of TaskRabbit, said she’s always worked primarily around men.

“For me, it’s never something I’ve focused on but it definitely is there and is an issue,” Busque told HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday.

Busque said she regularly thinks about how she can encourage women at her own company to take on leadership roles and grow as employees.

“I’ve had some very strong female role models, so I think that’s an important thing,” she added.

Busque also said that a business leader, it’s important to consider the quality of the lives you’re curating for workers.

“I believe there’s been a slippery slope of new companies that have formed in the name of on demand services … that maybe aren’t having as much of a focus as they should on the worker,” Busque said.

Below, live updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:

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