osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

Link Harvest: GigaOm on the Absence of Women CEOs in Tech

Stacy Higginbotham has this piece in response to a Tech Crunch piece on why VCs tend to fund projects headed up by nerdy white men with no social life.

Stacy argues that the perception that women will drop or downgrade their careers continues to drive decisions about funding. She argues this is more significant than the factors mentioned in the Tech Crunch article. Happily, she has the grace to note the counter-problem: we (still) expect men to sacrifice having families for the sake of their careers. This is why I keep arguing that things like the wage gap are, in fact, issues for all of us and not simply "women's issues." When fundamentals in society are driven by outmoded stereotypes, everyone suffers.

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