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Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao

Keynote Speaker: Co-Founder & CEO of Project Include, Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, Former Interim CEO of Reddit

Ellen Pao Biography

Tech Investor and Activist Ellen Pao is the former CEO of Reddit and the co-founder and CEO of the award-winning diversity and inclusion nonprofit, Project Include. A long-time entrepreneur and investor, she is the former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Kapor Center and a former venture capitalist for Kleiner Perkins and Kapor Capital. Her 2017 memoir, "Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change," was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Mckinsey Business Book Of The Year.

With over two decades in the tech industry, Pao is a frequent advisor to tech leaders and keynote speaker at women’s and tech conferences. She draws from her own gender discrimination suit to offer practical and effective solutions to promote diversity and inclusion.

"Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change" follows Pao’s workplace discrimination suit against a powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm. For the toxic culture and homogeneity she exposed, Pao was hailed as “the face of change” by TIME. Named Best Fall Book by both Elle and Bustle, Reset “has blown open a conversation about the status of women,” according to the New York Times

Following her departure from Reddit in 2015, Pao went on to found Project Include with seven other women from the tech industry. Aimed primarily at startups, Project Include uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

Pao joined Reddit in 2013 as the head of business development and strategic partnerships, running its mobile, growth, and business development efforts. She went on to become the interim CEO, where she made notable changes to the site and company structure to address harassment and protect privacy. Pao was the first head of a major social media platform to ban revenge porn, unauthorized nude photos, and harassment.

Before moving into tech, Pao practiced corporate law in New York and Hong Kong for Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a JD from Harvard Law School, and a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, where she also received a certificate in public policy. She is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow.

Her writing has appeared in WIRED, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Lenny, and Recode.

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Ellen Pao Videos

Jada Pinkett Smith and Ellen Pao Red Table Talk | The 2019 ...
A Conversation With Ellen Pao: Diversity & Inclusion in Tech and ...
How Ellen Pao realized women 'cannot succeed' in Silicon Valley ...

How to book Ellen Pao?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ellen Pao for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ellen Pao, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ellen Pao or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ellen Pao?

Booking fees for Ellen Pao, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ellen Pao, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ellen Pao?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ellen Pao for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ellen Pao for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ellen Pao or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ellen Pao or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ellen Pao is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leadership, Women in Leadership and Women in Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ellen Pao for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Ellen Pao generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Reshma Saujani and Cynthia Marshall. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ellen Pao for an upcoming event.

Ellen Pao Videos

Jada Pinkett Smith and Ellen Pao Red Table Talk | The 2019 ...
A Conversation With Ellen Pao: Diversity & Inclusion in Tech and ...
How Ellen Pao realized women 'cannot succeed' in Silicon Valley ...
Ellen Pao Talks Her New Initiative for Diversity in Tech - YouTube

Ellen Pao Reviews

  • Microsoft - Jun 02 2021

Ellen Pao Speaking Topics

  • RESET: MY FIGHT FOR INCLUSION & LASTING CHANGE

    In 2015, Ellen K. Pao sued a powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm for workplace discrimination. Her suit rocked the tech world—and exposed its toxic culture and homogeneity. Although Pao lost her suit, she revolutionized the conversation at tech offices, in the media, and around the world.

    In this speech, Pao tells her full story, from growing up the daughter of immigrants and earning multiple Ivy League degrees to working at top startups and rising in the ranks — only to be excluded from decisive meetings, uninvited from networking events, and undercut by male executives.

    As Pao spotlights the troubling issues plaguing today’s workplaces, she shares her own efforts to find solutions, such as her progressive actions at reddit to change the status quo for the company, banning revenge porn and unauthorized nude photos and shutting down harassing subreddits.

  • PROJECT INCLUDE: DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT WORK & BEYOND

    According to Ellen Pao, the benefits of true diversity include better teams, better innovation, increased financial returns, improved companies, and inevitably, a better world.

    As CEO of the diversity non-profit, Project Include, Pao’s mission is to give everyone a fair chance to succeed. Using a holistic approach informed by data, Pao brings audiences a breakdown of the most effective ways to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions in the tech industry. From inclusion to comprehensiveness and accountability, Pao will outline practical, inspiring, and achievable goals for a better future.

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How to book Ellen Pao?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ellen Pao for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ellen Pao, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ellen Pao or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ellen Pao?

Booking fees for Ellen Pao, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ellen Pao, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ellen Pao?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ellen Pao for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ellen Pao for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ellen Pao or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ellen Pao or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ellen Pao is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leadership, Women in Leadership and Women in Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ellen Pao for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Ellen Pao generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Reshma Saujani and Cynthia Marshall. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ellen Pao for an upcoming event.

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