Jessica Moreno becomes fourth senior female to leave Reddit in last month

Reddit’s head of community Jessica Moreno has left the company, marking the fourth major exit by a female employee in the last month.

Moreno has stated that her gender played no role in the decision.

Her departure follows those of AMA organiser Victoria Taylor, CEO Ellen Pao and chief engineer Bethanye Blount.

I have enjoyed my time at Reddit but after four years I feel that it’s time for me to move on,” Moreno said, as reported by Re/Code. While I am working with Steve on a transition plan, I am looking forward to taking time off to spend with my family. It was a difficult decision to make right now as Reddit is taking difficult steps in a much needed positive direction. I’m excited to see the progress being made and glad I could be a part of it.”

She added in a later Reddit post that: My departure has to do with my own life outside of work and nothing internal at Reddit. It has nothing to do with the policy changes or being a woman. The author couched facts between sentences meant to inspire speculation.

I have really loved being with Reddit and I’m sad to go. Staying just doesn’t work with the rest of my life right now.”

Reddit’s two-time CEO Steve Huffman earlier this month outlined a new content policy that prohibits incitements of violence and harassment but permits the user’s right to express their views, no matter how distasteful.

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