Ellen Pao is the former CEO of Reddit and current investment partner at Kapor Capital.
Prior to her role at Reddit, Ellen Pao was a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers against whom she filed a a gender-discrimination lawsuit in 2010 claiming workplace retaliation. The lawsuit was heavily covered by the national and subject to much controversy but ultimately resulted in a favorable verdict for Kleiner Perkins.
Ellen Pao joined Reddit in 2013 as their head of business development and strategic partnerships and was shortly after named interim CEO with the resignation of Yishan Wong at the end of 2014. She resigned from her position at Reddit following a flood of complaints from users in 2015.
After resigning from Reddit, Pao turned to nonprofit organizations and is now the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Kapor Center for Social Impact and co-founder of the diversity consulting nonprofit organization Project Include.
Her book Reset being released in September of this year retells the struggles she faced as an executive in the Silicon Valley and the unraveling of the lawsuit that was to change how women are viewed in tech.
Ellen Pao holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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