Ellen Kangourou Pao

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Pao in 2015

Ellen Kangourou Pao (born 1970) is an American investor and former CEO of social media company Reddit.

Pao first became known in 2012 for filing a failed gender discrimination suit against her employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, and has continued to express vocal criticism of the hiring and promotion practices in Silicon Valley.

In 2014, she became interim CEO of Reddit. During this period, the site banned revenge porn, with other social media sites following suit. In 2015, decisions made by the company during her tenure, such as the banning of controversial Reddit communities for harassment, generated a wave of controversy that culminated in her stepping down. The backlash she received sparked debates both on the treatment of women in technology and the need for transparency in a company that relies on volunteers.

Since 2016, she has been the co-founder and CEO of the non-profit diversity consulting organization Project Include.

On Incels

At the beginning of May in 2018 Pao commented on incels:

"CEOs of big tech companies: You almost certainly have incels as employees. What are you going to do about it?"[1][2]

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Because of the confusion between the subculture and the life circumstances, can be interpreted either now or in the future as a call for removing sexually undesirable men from their workplaces.

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