The Post-#MeToo Landscape
“Oh, honey, your numbers look great. Who did them for you?” Yes, it really is that bad; our respondents report dismissive investors, groping engineers, and “just other bros in the industry being gross.”
“There were times that investor meetings turned into unwanted ‘dates.’ ”
“Investors don’t believe that women of color in tech can build IPO businesses, in part because there are no examples,” writes Ramona Ortega, founder of personal finance startup My Money My Future. “If they don’t see us succeeding, it is hard to believe we can.”
of women seeking funding experienced bias during the fundraising process.
How do female founders handle harassment?
Almost none reported taking any formal action. Instead, most chose to end their professional relationships with the harasser or to confide in peers.