"What's important is that we're telling our stories and standing up for ourselves and for each other."That's what some women have been doing since Pao filed her lawsuit in 2012, putting their careers on the line to call out companies and individuals that engaged in discrimination — and got away with it.In Silicon Valley, it's called the "Pao effect.""Some of us lose and some of us win.The CPS said 19 women were brought to Britain and forced into prostitution, advertising their services on a range of adult websites.
Female entrepreneurs, many of them Asian, stepped forward to expose the predatory behavior of tech investors who sexually harassed women, leading to those investors’ resignations and promises from the tech industry to reform.
Phaphon says the example set by Pao and others gave her the courage to tell her story.
Fighting to crack that leadened combination of glass ceiling and bamboo ceiling is the subject of Ellen Pao's new tell-all memoir out Tuesday.
details the legal battle against her former venture capital firm that captivated Silicon Valley and brought attention to discrimination against women, in particular Asian women.
When they assert or promote themselves, they say they're penalized.
It's not just in big tech companies that Asian women face challenges.
Pao accused Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of not promoting her because of her gender and retaliating against her for complaining.
She lost on all counts., Pao recalls going to work for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' John Doerr as his chief of staff.
They get stuck with office housework such as organizing team lunches and with grunt work such as fixing software bugs.
With fewer "stretch" assignments that advance their careers, they say they encounter more bias on performance reviews and get overlooked for promotions and pay raises.
Software engineer and entrepreneur Tracy Chou pressured some of technology’s most powerful companies to release annual demographic reports on their workforces, revealing just how few women and people of color they employ."I wasn’t the only woman at the pitch competition," says Phaphon, founder of Film Hero, a Web app for independent filmmakers.