Your Call: Will gender discrimination lawsuits change Silicon Valley?

Apr 9, 2015

  

Now that Silicon Valley is making national headlines for gender discrimination, will anything change? On the April 9th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about high-tech gender discrimination. Since Reddit CEO Ellen Pao lost a landmark gender discrimination case against her former employer Kleiner Perkins, two more lawsuits have been filed against Twitter and Facebook. The women suing allege discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. What do women at all levels face? How are companies responding? If you work in Silicon Valley, what’s your experience been like? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

Guests:

Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates

Katie Benner, Bloomberg columnist covering technology and Silicon Valley

Karen Hossfeld, SF State sociology professor who researches gender, race, and class in Silicon Valley 

We resources:

PBS NewsHour: Reddit CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations

WSJ: Ellen Pao on Reaction to Kleiner Case, Workplace Sexism and Running Reddit — Q&A

Think Progress: After Ellen Pao’s Loss, More Women In Tech Bring Gender Discrimination Lawsuits

Bloomberg: Code of Silicon Valley Minority: ‘You Can’t be Angry’