Monday, October 13, 2014

What It's Like Being A Woman In Silicon Valley

What It's Like Being A Woman In Silicon Valley: Is it harder for you to raise money than it is for a man? That’s what I asked women in the startup world as I conducted interviews for my Forbes eBook, Their Roaring Thirties: Brutally Honest Career Talk From Women Who Beat The Youth Trap. Sadly, this answer from one woman echoes much of what I heard: “I don’t want to talk about that because if I say anything negative, it could hurt me.” And there we have it, women attempting to scale the heights of their careers fear if they speak out, they’ll face backlash from the people they need the most.

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