Former Reddit CEO and lawyer Ellen Pao may have lost her discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins but the fight continues.
In a video interview she explained to CNET what she was doing and about her Project Include venture, as well as explaining why she doubted whether she would let her daughter enter the tech business.
Pao, who also worked at Cravath Swaine & Moore, has been a junior investing partner at Kleiner Perkins and filed the discrimination lawsuit in 2012 alleging sexism in Silicon Valley. The 24-day long lawsuit resulted in a win for Keliner Perkins, just as it arose a swirling controversy on social media for lawyers, witnesses, tech industry insiders, the media and others. Similar controversy arose during her tenure at Reddit, where she had been CEO, resulting in her stepping down in 2015.
While the Pao trial was taking place, another gender discrimination lawsuit was filed against Twitter by Tina Huang and a suit alleging sexual and racial discrimination was filed against Facebook by Chia Hong.
Has sexual discrimination in Silicon Valley subsided since then? Short answer: ‘No’. But Ellen Pao intends making it clear where she stands with her new venture.