We are here for a reason
Talent is equally distributed; opportunities are not. According to the latest Equal Pay Day Report from Women Who Code, while equal pay is an issue for all women, marginalized groups experience different levels of pay inequality. For every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men earn, black women were paid 61 cents, Latina women were paid 53 cents, and Asian women were paid 83 cents.
The stats look equally dire, if not worse, for venture capital funding, with less than 10% of all venture capital deals going to women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders. Despite increased awareness, we have barely moved the needle for gender equity over the past decades.
It is time to change the narrative - to build a more equitable future for everyone.
Tune in for an empowering conversation with Arlan Hamilton, as Theo and Bradley chat with the founder of Backstage Capital about her remarkable journey. As she reminded us, we are all here for a reason. We all have a part to play.