Women In Tech React To Ellen Pao’s Decision To Step Down

Women In Tech React To Ellen Pao’s Decision To Step Down

For years now, there have been one topic that has dominated Silicon Valley and that is gender. According to various report, Silicon Valley has proven to be a very hostile place for women. That said, plenty of things have been taken into account and done so as to ensure that this aspect is changed. Despite all the efforts put into turning this unfortunate circumstance many women in Tech still believe that they are not treated equally with their fellow men. 

This particular topic was revived a few days ago when Ellen Pao announced that she will stepping down from her post as the CEO at Reddit. As expected, many were quick to jump on the gender topic with many not having nice things to say about the whole thing. However, according to various analysts, there have been a significant change for the better when it comes to dealing with gender in Silicon Valley or even at work places.  

“It is not easy for women to work in the technology world let alone Silicon Valley,” a tech-based woman based in Silicon Valley said. “If you happen to hold a top position the whole thing becomes even more hard and I am not surprised that she decided to step down as the CEO of Reddit.”

Ellen Pao herself hasn’t come out publicly and stated why she opted to step down for her lucrative post as the CEO of Reddit, but according to various sources, Ellen Pao wasn’t being given that respect that her post came with while at the work place if compared to her colleagues who are male. 


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