Town Square

Post a New Topic

Ellen Pao told to clean out her office at Kleiner Perkins

Original post made by Sharon on Oct 3, 2012


About time.

"Like many professional partnerships, Kleiner has an annual review process in place for its partners and employees.

The firm, in its legal responses to Pao's claims, has argued that she was a poor performer who's now claiming discrimination in an attempt to blame others.

The firm's statement Wednesday added that "the proposed terms" of her separation agreement "did not require Ms. Pao to waive any legal rights or claims, are generous, fair and intended to support Ms. Pao in a successful career transition."

Pao's Twitter profile has been changed. She now describes herself as a "Team builder, technology enabler and former investor at Kleiner Perkins."

"She is not off the payroll at this point," said Exelrod. "But she's fired in the sense that she can no longer do any work. She cannot attend any more meetings."

Web Link

Pao behavior has done a great deal of harm to women in the High-Tech and Venture Capital community.

Comments (3)

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Alan Exelrod, Pao's attorney, in an interview Wednesday. "They told her not to come in and not to do any work. We believe this is in retaliation for the fact that Ellen filed a discrimination lawsuit against the firm."


Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Jan H. is a registered user.

Many people in this situation will play the race card or the sex card to deflect blame from themselves...it actually harms minorities and women in high positions, and this game should not be played, because it isn't playing fair.

This kind of thing makes employers more and more cautious and touchy about hiring women and minorities to positions of power .


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

Jan - your comment is disgustingly bigoted and you have no real knowledge about this particular case.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

To post your comment, please click here to login

Remember me?
Forgot Password?
or register. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Scott’s Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept
By Elena Kadvany | 13 comments | 4,183 views

How Bad Policy Happens
By Douglas Moran | 21 comments | 1,416 views

The life of Zarf
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 1,062 views

When Grandparents Visit
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 759 views

Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 746 views