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