Author(s): Ellen Pao
She's been called othe face of changeo (Time) and a ofeminist heroo (Elle). Women from Hillary Clinton to Sheryl Sandberg to Anita Hill have publicly supported her. In 2015, Ellen Pao's trial against the powerhouse venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins shook up Silicon Valley and riveted the nation as she spoke out against the subtle and insidious discrimination women, people of color, and others experience daily in corporate America. When she lost her case, her supporters were outraged, but Pao resolved to keep fighting. As CEO of reddit, she moved to ban revenge porn and online harassment and called for tech companies to uphold their moral responsibility. Her experiences, including her fight in the courts against a monolithic opponent, are told here in jaw-dropping detail. After it all, Pao realized, we need to hit reset. Her account is the story of a whistleblower who aims to empower anyone who struggles to be heard, in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Ellen K. Pao is a tech investor, a diversity and inclusion activist at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, the former CEO of reddit, and a cofounder of the award-winning diversity and inclusion nonprofit Project Include. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Time, Lenny, and Recode. She has earned an electrical engineering degree from Princeton and law and business degrees from Harvard.