CLBR #178: Ellen Pao Aftermath and Mindful Work
Segment 1: Kristen V Brown on the Ellen Pao Trial
The 24-day Ellen Pao-Kleiner Perksin gender discrimination case gained worldwide attention and its aftermath is still being debated. Kristen Brown covered the trial for the San Francisco Chronicle and made a particularly astute assessment about the jury’s finding in favor of Kleiner Perkins:
Kleiner Perkins built its case around “culture fit” — a jargony shorthand for whether an employee reflects a company’s values. But culture fit can also function as a thinly veiled cover for bias.
For background on the trial and its aftermath, see the Internet Law Center’s primer on the trial.
Kristen is a writer at The San Francisco Chronicle and describes herself as covering
tech industry trends, zeitgeist and how technology is reshaping the way we live our lives. Before that, I spent the better part of two years on a Hearst Fellowship, writing about health and science for the Chronicle and agriculture for the Albany Times Union. I have also been a founding editor of the politics and culture magazine The Caravan in New Delhi, India, a contributing writer for Adweek and a New York City breaking news reporter. I once held the title for Best Chili in Brooklyn. I’d share the recipe, but I lost it.
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