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Ellen Pao Lands Job to Increase Diversity in Tech

posted by Randall
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Ellen Pao, who gained both fame and notoriety when she unsuccessfully sued Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins for sex discrimination, has landed back on her feet.

She has taken a position as chief diversity and inclusion officer of for Kapor Center for Social Impact and a venture partner at Kapor Capital.

“I’ve been … Read more

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Re/Code: Ellen Pao Drops Sex Discrimination Case Against Kleiner Perkins

posted by Len Patel

Ellen PaoEllen Pao, who rocked the tech world with her sex discrimination suit against venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins, has dropped her appeal in the case, reports  re/Code.

Pao lost the jury trial earlier this year and says an appeal would be too costly for her to wage.

“I think I brought these important issues to … Read more

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Support for Ellen Pao Comes too Late

posted by Randall

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When Ellen Pao was making headlines for suing Kleiner Perkins, she gained the support of many people who identified with her fight for equal pay and against gender discrimination in Silicon Valley.
 
When Pao was under attack by Reddit users for trying to eliminate some of the hate on that site, many of … Read more

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NY Times: Reddit’s Chief Ellen Pao stepping down

posted by Elizabeth Kim

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Ellen Pao, interim chief executive of the popular messaging board, Reddit, announced Friday her decision to step down from her position, reports the New York Times.
 
This announcement comes after a week of criticisms from angry users following the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, a well-liked employee of Reddit. Many users in the … Read more

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Mercury News: Ellen Pao Demands $2.7 Million to Drop Sex Discrimination Case

posted by Randall

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Court papers filed Friday in San Francisco reveal that Ellen Pao is demanding Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers pay her $2.7 million not to file an appeal of her sex discrimination case, reports the Mercury News.
 
The high tech venture capitalist firm which beat the original complaint against it … Read more

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BBC: Ellen Pao to Appeal Verdict in Sex Discrimination Case

posted by Randall

Ellen Pao is expected to appeal a jury verdict that ruled the Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers did not discriminate against her when it fired her, reports the BBC.
 
Pao filed a notice of appeal at the state court in San Francisco on Monday.… Read more

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Kleiner Perkins Makes Offer to Ellen Pao. Sheryl Sandberg Comments about Trial

posted by Randall

Sheryl SandbergFacebook Chief Executive Officer Sheryl Sandberg is talking about the Ellen Pao trial while Kleiner Perkins is making an offer to Pao in hopes the whole thing will go away.

“So many women, not just in technology, across industries saw their own experience,” said Sandberg to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang about the gender discrimination trial. “You … Read more

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CNN Money: Ellen Pao Works for Diversity at Reddit

posted by Randall

Ellen PaoEllen Pao who recently lost her sex discrimination case against venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins continues to push diversity at Reddit where she is interim CEO, reports CNN Money.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Pao says she’s passed over candidates not committed to diversity, she’s hired a diversity consultant and … Read more

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Unconscious Bias Held Back Ellen Pao

posted by Randall

Women in the workplaceBy Emily Liu

On Friday a jury ruled in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the defendant in the widely followed gender-discrimination suit brought by Ellen Pao. Pao alleged that the firm failed to prevent gender discrimination, did not promote her due to her gender, retaliated against her for complaining, and eventually fired her … Read more

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Think Progress: Asian American Women Face Additional Barriers in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall

Silicon ValleyThree high profile discrimination cases against three separate companies have been filed by Asian American women in Silicon Valley.

This may not be a coincidence, according to a story in Think Progress.

The latest to file a case is Tina Huang who is seeking class action status in her discrimination case against Twitter. Huang … Read more

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