Kara Egan is a major associate with Emergence Capital.
The VC industry has come under scrutiny lately as various storeys of unprofessional behavior and inappropriate behavior toward dames have emerged.
This behavior is unacceptable in every possible room. Nonetheless, to truly dealing with this problem, we have to acknowledge the larger issue of gender bias within our culture, which regrettably is often conscious, deliberate, and systematic. It sickens me and it needs to end. And intent it also needs a awareness, deliberate, and methodical effort.
While I acclaim some early efforts to address this issue( including Reid Hoffmans courtesy pledge ), we can do better. Our destination shouldnt be to simply prevent slinks from unfairly use the dominance imbalance between benefactors and investors.