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    60 Percent of Women in Tech Face Sexual Harassment: Survey
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    Ellen Pao, center right, walks with her attorney Therese Lawless toward a news conference at Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against Pao in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.

    Despite the diversity initiatives of many Silicon Valley tech firms, sexual harassment is still alive and well, according to a new report, NBC News reported.

    It found that 60 percent of women in the tech industry had faced "unwanted sexual advances." Sixty-five percent of those advances were from a superior, according to a survey of more than 200 women in the tech industry.

    The report, titled "Elephant in the Valley," was first reported on by Re/code. It was authored by market research consultant Michele Madansky and Trae Vassallo, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital firm sued for gender discrimination by Ellen Pao.

    "I was propositioned by a hiring manager early in my career when I was a job candidate," wrote one poll respondent. "He clearly indicated that if I slept with him, he would make sure I was promoted as his 'second in command' as he moved up the ladder in the company."