Famous for her gender-discrimination lawsuit against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Ellen Pao is launching a new project that encourages greater diversity in the tech industry. Silicon Valley has long struggled with issues of diversity and now Pao is looking to change things with a platform that will help companies recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.
Pao's new initiative is called 'Project Include' and it is an online platform that aims to encourage greater diversity in the tech industry. The site not only trains Silicon Valley startups how to recruit and hire a more diverse workforce, but it also teaches them how to retain those employees once hired. The site will also offer the same advice to venture capital firms that are interested in promoting diversity.
The initiative demonstrates the growing push to make tech more accessible and more inclusive for people of all backgrounds.