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Embattled Away boss Steph Korey making comeback as co-CEO

Embattled Away co-founder Steph Korey is returning to the helm of the luggage startup just a month after stepping down amid a backlash over the company’s internal culture. Korey will serve as Away’s co-CEO alongside Stuart Haselden, whom the company tapped to replace her as chief executive after an exposé in The Verge detailed how she oversaw a ruthless work environment. Away announced last month that Korey would become the company’s executive chairman after handing the reins to Haselden, a former Lululemon executive. But she told employees Monday morning that the transition was announced prematurely in an effort to “protect” Away in the wake of The Verge’s reporting — which the company is now considering legal action ...
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