Ellen Pao, the investor who sued one of the world’s most garlanded venture capital firms for gender discrimination, has blamed Silicon Valley’s “toxic” culture on an influx of “greedy” male graduates.
Sexism has become rife in the tech industry because the quick riches on offer have lured hyper-aggressive men who a generation ago would have gone to work on Wall Street, she said.
The migration of would-be masters of the universe to the west coast has exacerbated tensions in an industry already overwhelmingly white and male. “This idea that you can make a lot of money at a very young age has meant that folks who 10 or 15 years ago would have gone to investment banking, now go into tech. There is a culture…