#GoodRead | Ellen Pao: Silicon Valley Sexism IS Getting Better
I had a harder time rationalizing discrimination in tech than I had in law… Most VC firms had, at most, one woman on the investing team, and she sat at the bottom of the hierarchy. Key industry events had all-male or mostly male teams — and I soon realized these institutions were using the same methods to build management teams and boards of directors and to invest in co-founders who are the next generation of wealth, power, and leadership. Unfortunately, some people just don't treat men and women, whites and minorities, heterosexuals and LGBTQs as equals. We could all work harder and better than everyone else, but we weren't getting a fair shot to rise to the top.
Thank you for linking to GenderAvenger in your article, Ellen!