Almost none reported taking any formal action. Instead, most chose to end their professional relationships with the harasser or to confide in peers.
Co-founder and CEO of consumer product retailer the Grommet
“Oh, honey, your numbers look great. Who did them for you?” Yes, it really is that bad; our respondents reported
dismissive investors, groping engineers, and “just other
bros in the industry
The worst harassers, according to our survey:
of women seeking funding experienced bias during the fundraising process.
Vendors or suppliers
Founder and CEO of TrendSeeder, a fashion-focused startup accelerator
There were times that investor meetings turned into unwanted ‘dates.’
The Post-#MeToo Landscape
believe that women
of color in tech can
build IPO businesses,
in part because there
are no examples. If they
don’t see us succeeding,
it is hard to believe we can.
Investors and bankers
I was basically told I was too female, too old, even too blond: 'You do not look like a CEO.'
of respondents experienced harassment or discrimination in their capacity as founder.
Founder of personal finance startup
My Money My Future
Employees or subordinates