Jury in Pao Case Has Spoken, Now Silicon Valley Weighs In

Ellen Pao

A San Francisco Jury said Friday afternoon that venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins didn’t discriminate against Ellen Pao. She had said she was passed over for promotions, and then fired, after complaining she was discriminated against because she is a woman.

The closely watched trial follows other recent allegations of unfair treatment at tech firms and data released last year quantifying the lack of women in leadership roles at the major Silicon Valley companies.

Here’s what industry players and tech insiders had to say about the trial on Twitter:

Chris Sacca, venture capitalist and former Google executive

— Chris Sacca (@sacca) March 27, 2015

Sharon Wienbar, venture capitalist at ScaleVP

Cyd Harrell, product director for Code for America

Dorothy Jean Chang, venture capitalist

Julie Ann Horvath, formerly of Github

Divya Manian, Adobe

Rachel Sklar, founder of #ChangetheRatio

Kyle Cummings, client partner at Facebook

Lauren Cooney, senior director of software strategy at Cisco

Joe Brown, editor of Wired

Stanford Law