CEO Ellen Pao van Reddit ‘weggestemd’

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Ellen Pao Flickr Christopher MichelEllen Pao is door acties van personeel en gebruikers van Reddit gedwongen om op te stappen als CEO van het sociale mediabedrijf. Pao ontsloeg directeur Victoria Taylor, verantwoordelijk voor de moderatoren op de sociale nieuwswebsite, en dat viel niet goed.

Ze schrijft in haar open ontslagbrief onder meer over de golf van verwensingen die zij over zich heen kreeg:

“[…] In my eight months as reddit’s CEO, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly on reddit. The good has been off-the-wall inspiring, and the ugly made me doubt humanity.
I just want to remind everyone that I am just another human; I have a family, and I have feelings. Everyone attacked on reddit is just another person like you and me. When people make something up to attack me or someone else, it spreads, and we eventually will see it. And we will feel bad, not just about what was said. Also because it undercuts the authenticity of reddit and shakes our faith in humanity.[…] So why am I leaving? Ultimately, the board asked me to demonstrate higher user growth in the next six months than I believe I can deliver while maintaining reddit’s core principles.”

Pao was eerder verwikkeld in een rechtszaak tegen een venture capitalfirma wegens seksediscriminatie. Die zaak verloor ze.

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