Given that the article focuses on abuse of power by investors and folks on the biz side, perhaps this is a better fit at HN or Barnacl.es .
HN, sure, but funding and the variegated abuses of VC are off-topic for Barnacles.
Gotcha, thanks for the correction. :)
The good news here is the article mentions some of those responsible admitting fault or getting tossed. That can help in future activities. The bad thing is it’s a drop in the bucket. The level of sexism in the industry might take quotas, regulated or voluntary, to deal with given all the politics and behind-the-scenes deals. These worked in Nordic countries and Navy. I’m not a fan of affirmative action or anything since I prefer focusing on performance with everyone knowing they earned their position. I doubt that’s the default in Silicon Valley, though, based on the data I’ve seen.
So, consider that backdrop vs the performance data on organizations that women actually like to work at. Those include some of the biggest, older, tech firms. Quotas or blind auditions applied to a pool of candidates that already have data suggesting they can do the job seems like a fair counter to status quo in Silicon Valley. The alternative is top-down leadership countering everything plus external influence via media and lawsuits. I just don’t see enough happening on latter option to believe it will work.
Good luck, OP. Talking about women in tech in male-dominated tech circles is a hellish experience, but kudos for bringing up an important subject.
Maybe we should postpone worrying about the worst people on the planet until the rest of the people are somewhat decent?