By Breck Dumas FOXBusiness
A former Levi’s brand president who says the company pushed her out over her outspokenness against COVID-19 school closures has written a book condemning wokeness and says the movement has spread from academia into corporate boardrooms because most CEOs do not have the guts to stand up against it.
Jennifer Sey, a longtime Levi’s executive and lifelong Democrat, argues in her new memoir, “Levi’s Unbuttoned: The Woke Mob Took My Job But Gave Me My Voice,” that “woke capitalism” is simply “corporate America’s attempt to profit off Millennial and Gen Z activism,” and she spells out why.
In an excerpt published in the New York Post, Sey says many executives “want to distance themselves from the greedy image of past business leaders” by taking on causes to help society or the planet.
“Corporate leaders want us to believe they are do-gooders, not money-grubbers,” she writes. “They’ll get rich, too, but they don’t want you to think that is their mission.”
Instead, she says, “business executives would have us believe that they are our saviors,” pointing to the efforts of high-profile billionaires.