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Trial Highlights Venture Capital Firm's Treatment of Women

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A sex discrimination lawsuit brought by Ellen Pao, a former junior partner of the venture capital giant Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, went to trial in San Francisco this week. Pao, who is now the interim CEO of Reddit, alleges that the firm illegally passed her over for promotion, excluded her from key meetings and retaliated against her when she ended an affair with a colleague. The firm claims poor performance led to her failure to advance. We discuss the trial and gender politics in Silicon Valley.


Nellie Bowles, contributing writer for re/code, a tech news, reviews and analysis site

Melinda Riechert, partner at Morgan Lewis