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The Source Code: Ellen Pao

Molly Wood and Kristin Schwab Nov 15, 2017
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Ellen Pao leaves the San Francisco Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break from her trial on March 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Pao, Reddit's interim CEO, is suing her former employer, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, for $16 million alleging she was sexually harassed. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Marketplace Tech Blogs

The Source Code: Ellen Pao

Molly Wood and Kristin Schwab Nov 15, 2017
Ellen Pao leaves the San Francisco Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break from her trial on March 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Pao, Reddit's interim CEO, is suing her former employer, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, for $16 million alleging she was sexually harassed. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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In 2012, venture capitalist Ellen Pao sued well-known firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for gender discrimination. She lost. But the fallout inspired women in the tech industry to come forward with their own stories. Pao and Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke about the pervasive sexual harassment problem in venture capital, how that seeps into the very companies those firms fund and why it’s going to take more than a few leaders stepping down to solve the problem. 

Listen to the whole unedited conversation here. 

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