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Money matters: why women founders struggle in Silicon Valley
Noah Davis reports:

While she was trying to fundraise, Minshew had to carefully temper her attitude. “The more comfortable I am being nicely, calmly, and sweetly aggressive, the better I seem to do,” she says. “But it’s a very difficult balance between coming off as strong enough to lead a company but not so strong that you’re perceived as a bitch.” The concept of being “nice” and “sweet” while also “aggressive” illustrates the limited area where women have to work while pitching the majority of VCs and angels.

thisistheverge:

Money matters: why women founders struggle in Silicon Valley

Noah Davis reports:

While she was trying to fundraise, Minshew had to carefully temper her attitude. “The more comfortable I am being nicely, calmly, and sweetly aggressive, the better I seem to do,” she says. “But it’s a very difficult balance between coming off as strong enough to lead a company but not so strong that you’re perceived as a bitch.” The concept of being “nice” and “sweet” while also “aggressive” illustrates the limited area where women have to work while pitching the majority of VCs and angels.
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    depressingly honest
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    It’s amazing to me that people don’t talk about this more.
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    I’ve long held that Silicon Valley is the white male’s domain
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    sucks that this is still the case, even in the most progressive field in the history of mankind
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