Untangling Implicit Bias in Venture

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Without shedding light on structures of inequality we cannot make them visible, and without making them visible they will not be challenged.

These often passively-held biases manifest in insidious ways: let’s explore their impact on the business world.

The graphic shows how financiers described a similar quality in male vs. female founders.

Here is a spoiler: It’s not a pipeline problem, it’s your network that is the problem.

If you need more proof, look at the data.

Graph showing the economic benefit of closing gender disparity in the workforce.

As stated in the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report: “female talent remains one of the most underutilized business resources”.

A Dream of Spring

Sansa Stark building a model of her destroyed home with snow after her naivete has been stripped away. Image via Google Images.

The data speaks for itself. Our biases are holding us back socially and are also economically stunting.

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Venture Capitalist at Mercury. Blockchain and fintech will solve our world’s biggest challenges. Opinions are my own.

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Samantha Lewis

Samantha Lewis

Venture Capitalist at Mercury. Blockchain and fintech will solve our world’s biggest challenges. Opinions are my own.

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