Frequent blog contributor, Barbara Hoey was interviewed on Bloomberg Television’s Bloomberg West regarding interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, LLC. Ms. Pao claimed that Kleiner Perkins paid and promoted men more than women and engaged in workplace retaliation by terminating her after she ended a personal relationship with a male junior partner.
Joined by Mar Hershenson, managing partner at Pejman Mar Ventures, Ms. Hoey and Ms. Hershenson talked about the lawsuit and a Bloomberg West interview with Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr in which he said he was unable to settle the case outside of court and that the venture capital industry has publicly been cast as treating women unequally, despite the fact that the firm was found not liable.
With respect to the recent ruling awarding Kleiner Perkins $276,000 in attorney’s fees, Ms. Hoey said, “I think [the judge is] trying to send a message: end this, this should be over, the verdict is final and both sides should respect the verdict and move on.”
To see the entire interview, click here.