It’s no secret that women earn far less than men, even if they are in the same profession or have similar responsibilities. Perhaps not surprisingly, the gap is even wider when it comes to equity ownership in Silicon Valley. New research from venture capital group #Angels reveals that even though women make up one-third of employees and founders at start-ups, they hold just 9% of equity value. Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors of all genders will find this an eye-opening read.
In this summary, you will learn
- How women in Silicon Valley fall far short of men when it comes to equity compensation;
- Why the huge gap in equity ownership exists; and
- What CEOs, employees and investors can do to address the imbalance in Silicon Valley.
About the Author
#Angels is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco.