As of 2016, women-led companies received ~2% of total venture capital funding. Only ~7% of venture capitalists are women. Research shows that female entrepreneurs are typically asked prevention-oriented questions, while male entrepreneurs are asked promotion-oriented questions.
All entrepreneurs deserve equal respect.
It’s not enough to call out bad behavior; investors need to role model better behavior. Keep it professional. Ask entrepreneurs better, unbiased questions. Diversity isn’t a buzzword; it’s a business advantage. Inclusion isn’t a nice-to-have; it’s a cultural advantage.
Invest equitably. Spread the message by wearing your values.
*(Note regarding colors: Vintage black tee not pictured. Additionally, for reasons we don't understand, "men's purple" and "women's purple" are different. Men's purple is closer to eggplant, and women's purple is bright purple. We realize the irony and see it as a case-in-point of why we exist.)
**(Note regarding sizes: The women's tees run small. We recommend ordering 1-2 sizes up from your normal size. If you are normally a small, we recommend ordering a large.)
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