This week in our Women in Comms roundup: a father-daughter war of words; a new face for the $20; a look at venture capital firms; and more.
Alex's 22-year old daughter Amilia struck back with her own, much more eloquent blog post, condemning her father's "sexist, ableist, and racist rants" and sticking up for women in the tech world, who do face ample challenges along the way. She writes, "In a world where so many women are finally gaining the opportunity for a voice, the tech industry is quiet. And what my father seems to so fundamentally misunderstand is that this is NOT, as he insinuates, a result of women 'claiming victimhood.' "
CrunchBase also found that between 2010 and 2015, 10% of venture dollars globally -- or $31.5 billion -- went to startups with at least one female founder. Of the 54 VC firms who had more than the industry average of 12% of their startups having a female founder, 44% have at least one female investing partner. Given the relatively small differential, CrunchBase says it's "too early to determine whether female investors alter the funding equation for female founders." (See The Rise of Women Startups.)
— Sarah Thomas, , Director, Women in Comms