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.
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.