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  • An emotional verdict for jurors in Ellen Pao trial

    An emotional verdict for jurors in Ellen Pao trial

    She didn’t expect the trial to become a media circus. She’d never even heard of the plaintiff, Ellen Pao, or the defendant, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, before the first day of the trial. But Marshalette Ramsey, known as “Juror 2” in the high-profile gender discrimination...

  • 3 lingering questions after Ellen Pao's loss in Silicon Valley trial

    3 lingering questions after Ellen Pao's loss in Silicon Valley trial

    A San Francisco County Superior Court jury has spoken in a case that riveted Silicon Valley, but that doesn't mean all's over. In a verdict delivered Friday, a jury found that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of the nation's most prominent venture capital firms, didn't discriminate against...

  • Ellen Pao verdict: No gender bias or retaliation by Kleiner Perkins

    Ellen Pao verdict: No gender bias or retaliation by Kleiner Perkins

    SAN FRANCISCO — A civil jury on Friday returned a verdict in the high-profile Ellen Pao gender discrimination case, finding that powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against her because of her gender and did not retaliate when she protested her treatment.The...

  • Ellen Pao tweets reaction to verdict, hopes to see change

    Ellen Pao tweets reaction to verdict, hopes to see change

    Immediately after a jury ruled against Ellen Pao in her sex discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers on Friday, social media erupted with reactions to the verdict. Pao also took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the verdict and what the case meant to her....

  • Jury finds no bias in Silicon Valley sex-discrimination case

    Jury finds no bias in Silicon Valley sex-discrimination case

    A San Francisco jury returned a verdict in the high-profile Ellen Pao gender discrimination case, finding that powerful Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against her because of her gender and did not retaliate when she protested her treatment....

  • Silicon Valley gender-bias suit: What you should know and what it means for women in tech

    Silicon Valley gender-bias suit: What you should know and what it means for women in tech

    Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao is suing her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a sex-discrimination trial being closely watched in Silicon Valley and nationwide. Here are the basics on the lawsuit and what it could mean for women in the male-dominated tech...

  • 5 reasons Silicon Valley is riveted by the Ellen Pao trial

    5 reasons Silicon Valley is riveted by the Ellen Pao trial

    With salacious details of workplace trysts and alleged discrimination and the potentially high financial stakes involved, the trial of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has captured the imagination of Silicon Valley. As the jury continues to deliberate over whether the firm...

  • Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

    Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

    She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? That's the choice confronting a jury in a trial that has riveted an industry struggling to attract and keep talented...

  • Closing arguments underway in Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial

    Closing arguments underway in Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial

    Ellen Pao's heated gender discrimination trial against prestigious venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is drawing to a close, with each side taking final swipes Tuesday. During a full day of closing arguments, Pao's lawyer Alan Exelrod contended that Kleiner Perkins, one of the...

  • Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to be Google's new CFO

    Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to be Google's new CFO

    The balance of power between Wall Street and Silicon Valley shifted another degree westward. Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, is leaving to take the same job at Google Inc., a symbolically significant move by a high-profile Wall Street executive — and one of the financial...

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