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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.”

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