Ellen Pao is a name you have probably heard of, or at least remember vaguely. In 2015 she made the news suing a VC firm in the San Francisco Bay Area for discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She lost her suit but this became a moment that pushed a deeper look at how women and other underrepresented groups are treated. The book is her biography of her early life, career, time at reddit, etc. Eventually she moved on to Project Include, which has a mission to promote diversity in the tech industry.
I know a lot of people found her story helpful (and I did too), but man, this book was boring. It probably doesn't help that I have very little interest in VC firms, only have a surface level familiarity with the tech industry, etc. I'll admit that part of it was that I just couldn't relate. I haven't been in positions she's had and while I cringed and fumed alongside with her and was frustrated by the awful hate she got I also didn't find this as moving or meaningful as other readers seemed to find.
Part of the problem for me is the writing style. It's just not interesting. I thought and hoped I would be riveted by such a story (which I only followed here and there but wasn't glued to it) and yet it just bored me. Her story is very important though, and you can bet there are millions of similar stories in VC, tech and beyond. It just seemed like maybe I had enough via the media stories or she could have used a ghostwriter or better editor.
The most helpful part to me was the epilogue with the advice she had. It might be geared towards a particular audience but I thought it was interesting and helpful.
I'd borrow it from the library. It wasn't for me but for the right person in similar fields as Pao was it could be a great fit.