This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Ellen Pao soldiers on; Indian women seek workforce inclusion; companies led by women make more money; and more.
Ellen Pao may have lost her gender discrimination lawsuit one year ago, but she's not through seeking justice just yet. She is reportedly working on a tell-all memoir with Random House, though no release date has been set. Pao has started a movement with her disclosures about what it's like to work as a woman in tech in Silicon Valley over the past year, from the Elephant in the Valley survey, which was inspired by Pao's trial, to Project Include, where Pao is a founding member. Her memoir, Reset, is being promoted by Random House as a "fearless first-person account exposing the toxic culture that pervades the tech industry." (See WiCipedia: IVF Woes & Changing an Archetype and Tales From the Valley: Bias, Sexism & Worse.)
For women in India interested in running their own companies, the battle is even harder. Of 4,400 startups in India, only one in ten were started by women, according to Nasscom and CNBC. Sucharita Eashwar and Ankita Vashistha, both proponents of female startup founders, are trying to help women in India gain capital and the support they need to start their own ventures with Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurs and the $1 million Saha Fund, respectively. (See India's Startups: No Longer a Man's World and From Teddy Bear-Shaped Homes to Cloud RAN.)
— Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, Light Reading