After a high profile discrimination lawsuit rocked Silicon Valley two years ago, few insiders thought things would ever be the same in the corporate culture of high tech firms.
Ellen Pao lost her case at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, but her lawsuit brought national attention to gender discrimination in the tech industry. Pao, who is now chief diversity and inclusion officer for Kapor Center for Social Impact and a venture partner at Kapor Capital, said Silicon Valley has to stop shooting the messengers.
"I hope instead that people are listening," she said. "Whether that's HR, whether that's the manager, whether that's the press, whether that's the general public, everybody should be paying attention to these stories and to these experiences and thinking about: How do we prevent them?"
With new gender bias lawsuits against Uber, Microsoft, and other tech companies, however, it appears that things have not changed that much in the past two years. According to reports, women are still fighting an uphill battle for equality in the high tech hub of the world.