Pao won't have to pay nearly $276,000 in legal fees as the venture capital firm holds firm on not seeking repayment if she opted not to appeal.
The former Reddit chief is one of eight women uniting for Project Include to encourage tech companies to have more inclusive workforces.
Storied firm says it has more women venture capitalists than others in the industry, vows to improve.
That dollar figure to cover legal fees is a quarter of what Pao's former employer had requested. "I think I got the right ballpark," the judge says.
A judge tentatively orders Pao to pay up, but the amount is only a quarter of what her former employer had requested.
The venture capital firm claims in court filing opposing Pao's request to drop legal fees that she asked the firm for millions in exchange for not appealing the case.
Pao's attorneys say the nearly $1 million she owes in legal fees to the venture capital firm is "grossly excessive."
The storied venture capital firm says it will waive almost $1 million in legal costs if Pao doesn't appeal her loss in the headline-grabbing sex-discrimination case.
Pao gives her first two in-depth interviews since losing her high-profile case, talking about the impact of the trial, her thoughts on Silicon Valley and whether she'll appeal.
General partner Matt Murphy, who testified that he recommended firing Pao, expects to move to a smaller venture firm.