You might not have heard of Ellen Pao but she managed the famous social sharing website Reddit as the CEO. That is all in the past now as Ellen Pao has resigned from Reddit as the companies CEO as a petition was signed by more than 200,000 people to have her fired.
The recent release of talent director Victoria Taylor who ran the ‘ask me anything’ section on Reddit caused the petition to go into overdrive mode and receive over 200,000 signatures. The way that talent director Victoria Taylor was released rubbed many people the wrong way and this eventually lead to CEO Ellen Pao stepping down from her position.
In a statement Ellen Pao said:
“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”
It will be interesting to see if another company decides to pick up former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao anytime soon.