Link: Ellen Pao Disrupts How Silicon Valley Does Business –

Great piece in the NYTimes last week about the Ellen Pao case against Kleiner Perkins. I’m dubious that it will change much in the bro culture (brolture?) of Silicon Valley.

To several women in the industry, the most salient note in Ms. Pao’s complaint was her claim that there was a narrow band of behavior she was expected to adhere to at Kleiner. She was criticized both for being too timid and for being too aggressive, for speaking up too much and for not speaking up enough.


“Many men in the Valley genuinely believe that their company is a meritocracy,” said Karen Catlin, a former software engineer and a former vice president of Adobe Systems. “They think that the gender problem is something that happens somewhere else.”


via Ellen Pao Disrupts How Silicon Valley Does Business –