I was a victim of gender discrimination at a tech startup based out of San Francisco called Pantheon. I was verbally harassed, I had my ideas stolen, I was insulted and screamed at publicly and my manager knew about all of it and never did a thing. Pantheon, in their array of neglect, didn’t remove me from their website after asking them to both during my departure but also 6 months after being gone from the company. Due to this neglect, they ended up having Google ads IN MY NAME. This brought back everything that happened with them to the forefront.
This neglect has shown me that I was too weak to fight when I left, but I’m no longer too weak to fight now for what’s right.
Learn more about my story in the following places:
Blog post from yesterday, when I get defeated and the explanation behind why I’m trying to raise money: https://www.tessakriesel.com/what-happens-when-you-tell-your-story-about-gender-discrimination/
My story, in a Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/tessak22/status/1309517555556638720?s=20
Blog post directed to my ex coworker written when I left Pantheon: https://www.tessakriesel.com/dear-toxic-person/
If you believe that women should be treated equal and not have to fight for justice, help me fight by donating to my legal costs so I can do what’s right and prove to other women that we will not stand to be treated this way.
PS: I am completely unsure of my total legal fees, so this is just a start. IF additional funds are raised, beyond what is needed, I will use those funds to support other women or organizations that fight for gender discrimination.
- Andy Piper
- Niall Murphy
- Tom Willmot (on behalf of Human Made)
- Jessie J