Readers react to our April 30 cover story on the 36 women rewiring Silicon Valley’s old boys’ network.
showcased ForbesÕ 17th annual Midas List of top venture capitalists. It took a different angle on the notoriously masculine venture-capital industry, in which only 9% of partners are female. In their cover story, Alex Konrad and Biz Carson profiled All Raise, a group of 36 female VCs working to promote the interests of investors and company founders who are women. Readers heartily approved. “Serious kudos to all the incredible female funders and founders of All Raise,” tweeted Bain Capital’s Annis Steiner. Initialized Capital’s Kim-Mai Cutler backed this new narrative, calling our cover “a welcome change from the last several years” of Midas Lists. All Raise can go higher still; as we noted in the story, some 800 women signed up for just 80 one-on-one mentoring slots at the group’s first two events. A sometimes hidebound industry is, in the words of reader Betty Oloo via LinkedIn, “getting there.”