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Ellen Pao has a book deal for her memoir about Silicon Valley's 'toxic culture'

Noah Kulwin
Ellen Pao, former venture capitalist at Keiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and former interim chief executive officer of Reddit
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Last spring, Ellen Pao set Silicon Valley ablaze with her gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, the venerated venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Pao now has a deal for a book, in which she plans to go into detail about her experiences with the "toxic culture that pervades the tech industry." Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau has acquired Pao's memoir, titled "Reset," and you can read a press release about it below.

Kleiner Perkins won last year's court case, but the trial triggered a heated conversation about sexism and the boys' club that is the VC industry. At the time, Pao was serving as the interim CEO of Reddit, a job she left last July.

Since then, Pao has spent serious time focused on issues of gender and racial diversity in the tech industry. Last month, she and a group of other women working in tech announced Project Include, a nonprofit effort to "to collect and share data to help diversify the rank-and-file employees who make up tech companies."

Representatives for Pao could not be reached immediately for comment. Here's the release announcing "Reset":

Ellen Pao's RESET, a fearless first-person account exposing the toxic culture that pervades the tech industry and defined her experiences both as a Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist and Reddit CEO; in telling her story as one of the few visible, prominent women of color who have reached the C-suite in corporate America and have dared to speak out about her experience, Pao, now the founder of Project Include, aims to spark a movement to empower other women and minorities; to Emi Ikkanda as her first acquisition at Spiegel & Grau, at auction, by Albert Lee and David Kuhn at Kuhn Projects.