The rulebook for being a female investor: don't complain
As soon as Wen Hsieh got on the witness stand during the Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial last week, it was obvious: this is the kind of guy who gets promoted at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Both Hsieh and Pao — who helped hire and train him — shared chief of staff duties for billionaire investor John Doerr at Kleiner, the Silicon Valley venture capital fund. Hsieh was promoted to senior partner in 2012, along with two other male colleagues. Pao, who is now the interim CEO of Reddit, was not. Her $16 million lawsuit against the once fabled, now faded investment firm is the most closely-watched case in the tech industry right now.
In court last Wednesday, Hsieh grinned at the jury, hamming it up from the plaintiff’s first…
Source:: The Verge