An excerpt from Ellen Pao’s forthcoming memoir, titled “Reset”, details some of the problems she endured — sexism, discrimination and sexual harassment — during her time at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).
In the essay “This is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley” posted in The New York Magazine’s The Cut on Monday, Pao sheds some light regarding the scandal she faced in 2012 when she filed a lawsuit against KPCB.
Former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong wasn’t done revealing the burning truths behind the recent chaos at Reddit. His latest revelation? Like Severus Snape was to Harry Potter and Itachi Uchiha was to Naruto, Ellen Pao was always on the side of free speech, even for the nastier Redditors, but was still painted as the bad guy up until her resignation.
Reddit’s chief engineer Bethanye Blount has now resigned in the aftermath of the chaos first caused by the abrupt dismissal of Victoria Taylor.
Blount’s departure makes her the third high-profile woman to leave Reddit after Victoria Taylor’s dismissal, which allegedly originated from Ohanian, and Ellen Pao’s resignation, which came in the wake of the chaos caused by Taylor’s dismissal.
Just when you thought the real-life “Game of Thrones” episode going on at Reddit was finished with Ellen Pao’s resignation, former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong dropped another plot twist on the internet: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian was the one who fired Victoria Taylor, but Ellen Pao was the one who got burned.
On a subreddit discussing the possibility that Ellen Pao was not responsible for Victoria Taylor’s firing, former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong dropped this little twist:
After several troubled months and a petition calling for her resignation, Ellen Pao is stepping down as the CEO of Reddit.
Pao became interim CEO in November 2014 when Yishan Wong stepped down. Steve Huffman, one of Reddit’s co-founders and the original CEO, will once again serve as chief executive, effective immediately.
(UPDATE: Ellen Pao issued a new apology statement saying, “We screwed up” in Reddit post.)
An online petition calling for the resignation of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has gained new steam this weekend in the wake of the chaos caused by the sudden and unexplained dismissal of beloved Reddit AMA coordinator Victoria Taylor.
(UPDATE 12:31 p.m. Pacific: Dacvak’s AMA has been removed from Reddit’s front page.)
In the midst of all the chaos today surrounding the firing of a Victoria Taylor, a key employee at reddit who was loved by many, another controversy has emerged in the community.