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10 Must Read Posts On Women And Entrepreneurship

Posted on Thursday, Jan 14th 2016

The issue of women and entrepreneurship has been top of mind of late. It is a topic that I have written a fair bit about, and want to share with you a shortlist of key posts:

  1. Talented Women: Please Do NOT Quit – This post addresses an oft-observed phenomenon of women losing their sense-of-self once they’ve been out of professional life for a long time.
  2. Feminist Father vs. Chauvinist Father – This post discusses the impact fathers have on daughters and their self-esteem.
  3. Roundtable discussion with Therese Tucker, a female entrepreneur who has built a Unicorn company that she has successfully taken public.
  4. Women Entrepreneurs: VC Rejection Does NOT Equal Sexism – I am concerned we’re using sexism as an excuse not to look honestly at business metrics.
  5. Women Entrepreneurs: How To Deal With Sexual Harassment – Awkward situations DO arise. My take on how to deal with them.
  6. Roundtable discussion with Ann Winblad, one of the best known and most successful female VCs in the technology business.
  7. Roundtable discussion with Susan Mason, a long time female VC discussing her take on the evolution of venture capital.
  8. The First Key Lesson From Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins and The Second Key Lesson From Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins – One of the top news stories of 2015 was the Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins case. It’s a complex and often poorly analyzed case, on which I offer my own analysis and commentary.
  9. Women Entrepreneurs: Are We Whining Too Much? – I am concerned that the issue of women and entrepreneurship is turning into a victim-oriented feminism.
  10. Women ARE Raising Venture Capital – I know many, many entrepreneurs who are CEOs or co-founders of VC-funded startups.

Some more recent must-read posts:

  1. 10 Women Leaders of VC-Funded Companies
  2. 10 Women Leaders Running Bootstrapped Companies
  3. Women Entrepreneurs – The Myth, The Minefield, The Movement
  4. Startup Idea to Help Women Return to the Workforce
  5. Do Women Entrepreneurs Build Unicorns?
  6. 8 Women Founders on Building Their Startups in Podcasts
  7. 6 Women Investors Discuss Ventures They Find Interesting in Podcasts
  8. Women ARE Raising Venture Capital: Kerry Cooper, CEO of ChooseEnergy
  9. 299th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Heidi Roizen, DFJ
  10. 353rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Heidi Jannenga, WebPT
  11. Roundtable Recap: September 28 – AI Startup CEO Jana Eggers Says There IS Bias Against Women Entrepreneurs
  12. #MeToo: I Come From a LONG Heritage of Chauvinism
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