Venture Capitalists Are Using the Wrong Tools to Improve Gender Diversity

The female startup CEO was emailing again. It was the final stage of a potential funding deal with a venture capital firm, and she was negotiating hard to close it. “I saw that as a CEO she was doing her damnedest for her company,” one young female venture capitalist told us during a recent interview. “But the general discussion, even from internal women at our organization, was ‘I don’t want to work with someone like that. She’s too pushy. She’s too aggressive.’ I really don’t think anyone would [have said] that if she was a guy.” ….[READ]