Warning “you can’t just hide” from the problem of workplace sexism, Ellen Pao says Silicon Valley must continue to work on the issues brought up in her loss to venture capital-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a much-watched gender-bias trial.
What, like you weren’t sexually discriminated against so get over yourself?
Ms. Pao has returned to her work as interim chief executive of social-media startup Reddit Inc.
Dang, ain’t industry blacklisting of those who speak out fierce?
Ms. Pao, who said she wants to stay long-term as Reddit’s CEO when a one-year interim period ends, said she has removed salary negotiations from the hiring process because studies show women don’t fare as well as men. She has brought in well-known Silicon Valley diversity consultant Freada Kapor Klein to advise the company. And she has passed on hiring candidates who don’t embrace her priority of building a gender-balanced and multiracial team. “We ask people what they think about diversity, and we did weed people out because of that,” she said.
So you’re hiring on the basis of social attitudes? You ever heard of this idea “discrimination”?