Ellen Pao will appeal the outcome of her high-stakes gender bias trial against Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, according to a report from Reuters.
The move comes months after a San Francisco Superior Court struck down all of her claims that the venture capital powerhouse discriminated against her because of her gender then retaliated after she spoke out when she was a junior partner.
Kleiner Perkins previously said it would waive the nearly $1 million Pao owes the firm in legal fees if she gave up her right to appeal.
Pao’s four-week trial earlier this year sparked a far-reaching conversation about gender inequity in the tech industry, where women in tech and leadership positions are scarce. The problem is especially true of venture capital sector, which has a reputation as an insular boys club. Read more…