Ellen Pao and the Myth of Meritocracy
Ellen Pao may have just slayed a dragon after all.
Although the jury decided in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Pao’s courageous fight has publicly exposed the pervasive culture of bias that suffuses Silicon Valley.
Even before a verdict was announced in the court of law, the court of public opinion had come to its own decision. The real defeat here is the myth that permeates tech: the notion that Silicon Valley operates as a meritocracy…
Freada Kapor Klein, Parter at Kapor Capital and Founder of the Level Playing Field Institute