Pao made headlines in 2015, when she sued her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, for gender-based discrimination and retaliation. She unfortunately lost the case, but has never backed down from her allegations or stopped calling out industry sexism.
While Pao was Reddit's interim CEO, the site announced its decision to punish individuals who used the platform for online harassment. Anger and frustration about Reddit's new harassment policy coupled with the controversial firing of talent director Victoria Taylor, and Pao once again found herself vilified by strangers. She later stepped down from her position at Reddit, and has since worked to increase diversity in tech hiring.
Reset will address the state of women in tech, while covering Pao's time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Reddit. The press release calls Pao's book "a fearless first-person account exposing the toxic culture that pervades the tech industry." Reset is the ultimate in speaking out: an honest, raw memoir form "one of the few visible, prominent women of color who have reached the C-suite in corporate America." Add Ellen Pao's book to your TBR now, folks.