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28 Mar 2015

Robert Burnson & Pamela Maclean, Washington Post (USA)

Ellen Pao loses Kleiner Perkins gender-discrimination suit

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The verdict followed testimony by two dozen witnesses who variously painted Kleiner as unfriendly to women and Pao as a difficult employee. The jury dismissed…[Pao’s] claims that…[Kleiner]...valued and judged women and men according to different standards…“If I’ve helped to level the playing field for women and minorities in venture capital, then the battle was worth it,” Pao said…Kleiner said…“There is no question gender diversity in the workplace is an important issue…KPCB remains committed to supporting women in venture capital and technology both inside our firm and within our industry.”…

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USA: Ex-employee sues Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers over alleged gender discrimination & harassment; company denies claims

USA: Ex-employee loses gender discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins; supporters say case highlighted sexism in tech industry