Posts Tagged "Silicon Valley"

Building A Diverse Board Makes Sense For Startups

June 2015. An article posted by Tech Crunch last year addresses the reasons why startup companies should care about diversity on their boards. Read more here.

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Why VCs Aren’t Funding Women-led Startups

May 2016. A recent report from early stage investment firm Female Founders Fund provides a vivid illustration of just how few women-led startups are backed by venture capital. Of the more than 200 Bay Area startups that last year received series A funding, a mere 8% were led by women, ...

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Amid rapid change, tech boardrooms remain filled with men

April 2016. The opportunity was there: vacant board seats, a call for more directors. Yet in several recent shakeups at Bay Area tech firms — from giants like Yahoo and numerous startups where venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has a seat — no one took the opportunity to appoint a woman to ...

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eBay Adds More Women to Board

March 2015. As a result of pressure from investors, eBay recently added two women to its board of 17 people, bringing its total to three women. In November, shareholders filed a proposal encouraging eBay to increase its boardroom diversity. In addition to the two new board members, eBay has committed to ...

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The Vicious Funding Cycle for Women in Tech

March 2015. The Washington Post recently posted a blog describing the difficulties women face when competing for funding in the technology sector. The author described the phenomenon of "ingroup favoritism" -- when individuals tend to favor people like them -- and how that hurts women seeking funding in Silicon Valley. Venture ...

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SpencerStuart: Advancing female representation in the boardroom: An interview with Ilene H. Lang

Spencer Stuart interviewed Ilene H. Lang, president and chief executive officer of Catalyst about the continued scarcity of women in Silicon Valley boardrooms and the models that might help to change that. Female representation on Silicon Valley boards nudged up in the past year. Fifty-seven percent of boards have at least ...

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Bloomberg: Zynga Adds Diversity to Board With Yahoo Veteran Ellen Siminoff

Bloomberg discusses that Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), the biggest developer of games for social-networking websites, named former Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) executive Ellen Siminoff as its first female director, as boardrooms at top Silicon Valley companies become more diverse. Zynga follows other tech companies, including Facebook Inc. (FB) and Yahoo, in adding a ...

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Tech Crunch: Why your next board member should be a woman

A timely article by Aileen Lee of Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins calls attention to the disappointing record on gender diversity for the boards of directors of  Silicon Valley firms.  It notes research showing that  more women on boards is consistent with better financial performance. Companies with a substantial female ...

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