Reddit CEO Resigned under Pressure from Users Added: Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of the popular website, has finally resigned after facing a user backlash against firing one of Reddit’s employees. Pao is better known as an international symbol for gender imbalance in the tech world, as she lost a landmark sex discrimination lawsuit against a former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, earlier in 2015. Now Ellen leaves Reddit after less than a year in the job. Reddit’s co-founder Steve Huffman will take her position.
Pao brought her apologies last week after Reddit fired its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, responsible for Reddit’s Ask Me Anything forums. This move led to a petition from Reddit users demanding Pao’s resignation, which was signed by more than 210,000 people. As a result, Reddit made the announcement saying that Pao’s resignation was by “mutual agreement”.
It should be mentioned that Pao’s relationship with Reddit’s users deteriorated when the service known for its “anything goes” spirit took an anti-harassment drive in May 2015, which led to the shutting down of some subforums where users were harassing individuals while moderators didn’t act. Then relations worsened further with the dismissal of Victoria Taylor. In protest, lots of the voluntary moderators of subreddits shut down their sections.
Ellen Pao announced that she was leaving the company because the board asked her to show higher user growth in the next 6 months than she believes she can deliver. Pao was hired by Reddit more than two years ago, and has been interim chief executive since November 2014. Her predecessor left after an argument with the board over the running of the company.
Sunday, July 12th, 2015
|got too big for her britches...dragging others down until it was obvious she was just a jerk-face|
|Power to the users||
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