The answer, if Ellen Pao’s experience is anything to go by, is that you can’t.
Last month, Pao lost a sexual discrimination case against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The trial included descriptions of a “boys’ club” atmosphere, including all-male trips and inappropriate advances from senior male partners to junior female colleagues. Or, as Pao herself has since described gender bias in Silicon Valley, “death by a thousand cuts”.
Yeah, but jury. The finders of fact said this isn’t gender bias.
In other words, Pao was being a bit twee about things. Get over it……