Damore was sacked days after the memo went viral online. They can make announcements and share information on the employee-only version of the social media service Google Plus. That's a big challenge when Google's parent company, Alphabet, now employs 76,000 employees around the world.
James Damore, the software engineer fired by Google for circulating a 10-page manifesto inside the company that suggested women might be under-represented in tech generally and "leadership" inside the company due to their biology, has described the company as "almost like a cult" in an opinion column published the Wall Street Journal. On Wednesday, he also gave a long interview to Bloomberg, where he said he felt "betrayed" by Google.
James Damore himself has posted countless articles backing him up and has even invited people, through a Twitter page (describing him as fired for "telling the truth") to dispute his claims in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum. This week a male software engineer at Google circulated a lengthy internal memo explaining why women were less likely than men to have senior roles. Damore was sacked on Monday. "If Google continues to ignore the very real issues raised by its diversity policies and corporate culture, it will be walking blind into the future - unable to meet the needs of its remarkable employees and sure to disappoint its billions of users".
Damore is now on tour of mostly conservative media outlets.
His words came hours after he canceled a company-wide meeting on gender issues.
A number of employees sent emails to Pichai and told managers that they planned to skip the meeting because they were anxious that they would face online reprisals for speaking out.
"In recognition of Googlers' concerns, we need to step back and create a better set of conditions for us to have the discussion", Mr. Pichai wrote.
One of the company's female employees sent out a tweet stating that she might resign if the management failed to take action against the author of the memo. It went viral throughout Google and last week it leaked to the press. In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal called "Why I was sacked by Google", he slammed the company for its attempt to "silence open and honest discussion".