QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstar...I'd add that there should be more female VCs and hedge fund managers.I am interested in your opinion as to why this is not the case. Is there still a high-level of misogyny in the industry that prevents it? Is it something that you have witnessed first hand?Yes, I have witnessed this first hand.It is due to a somewhat complicated mixture of things.One of the ways that women make it tough on themselves is to seek some kind of work-life balance and yet still have very high powered jobs. That might be an ideal that can work in some industries, but it does not lend itself well to VC, PE or HFs.There is also an issue of domain expertise - in VC, very important to understand tech, business, and finance.In PE, you have to be a very tough negotiator and more than a little ruthless with the balance sheet.For HFs - I was recently at a conference where a new female manager was getting a great deal of respectful attention. She was brilliant, has a great strategy, was well-spoken in front of a large audience, and also very attractive in an elegant and professional way. If you have the whole package, then good things can happen around you.I won't speak to the negative side. To stay inspired, I must believe that women just have to keep searching for the right spots (there are some and some can be created) and then we have to outperform everything in sight. Onward and upward!
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