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. 

 


What's Hottest

New FAA drone regulations

With the purpose of keeping the standard of having the safest and most complex airspace in the world, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration released in August a series of regulations for the lawful use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or “drones”.…

Companies to Block Extremist Videos

While companies are silent on whether rumors over the use of technology to automatically delete extremist content from their sites, it has been confirmed that they have met with the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) to adopt similar measures that Google, Microsoft, and Internet Service Providers used…

Japan abandons lost satellite

Astro-H satellite, also known as “Hitomi”, was a satellite sent by Japan´s space agency on February 17 to study black holes. The idea was primarily to study X-rays emitted by them. However, on March 26, contact with the satellite was lost. This brought all Japanese most brilliant…

Malvertisers use digital fingerprints

If you’ve ever owned a PC, odds are pretty good that at some point you’ve been a victim of malvertising. This is when you visit a website, and it installs a program onto your computer. Often, this happens without the user being aware of it. As many of us have experienced, these programs…

What is Bot Fraud?

Fraud is an issue in our modern society that we just cannot escape. Many people know of identity theft, online scams, and other measures of deception online, but what is bot fraud? Can robots really be fraudulent? Yes, robots can be created to steal identities online and pose many other threats to…

What is cellphone spyware & who uses it?

As the word itself suggests, cellphone spyware or spy software is precisely that: spying on a target phone in such a way that a person can have access to practically all cellphone activity. Now, it sounds like NSA would have access to all your activity and completely strip us of our privacy. This is…

Spot Light

China’s Tesla autopilot crash caused by the words “zidong jiashi”

Another controversy for Tesla’s autopilot - another crash was reported in China. The accident is the first recorded in China and occurred months after a terrible crash in Florida. These events have added pressure on regulators and auto industry executives to tighten up regulations on autopilot…

Read More

News Flash