Tiffany Smith couldn't stop fidgeting.
The 27-year-old had flown halfway across the country from Chicago to pitch a room full of venture capitalists in Oakland, California, about her startup: a website connecting ex-inmates to construction and other blue-collar jobs.
Smith's examiners included Freada Kapor Klein, 64, and her husband, Mitch Kapor (pronounced KAY-Por), 66, longtime advocates for social change in the tech industry. Read more.
The battle between Travis Kalanick and one of Uber’s largest shareholders has escalated to a new level with a lawsuit that accuses the ousted chief executive of fraud and seeks to remove him from the Uber board.
When Susan Fowler alleged in February that sexism and sexual harassment was rampant at Uber, it wasn't just the charges that were shocking. It was her willingness to speak out against a powerful former employer. Read more.
The stories are vile. Women entrepreneurs face sexual advances by the VCs they rely on to get their companies off the ground. They are bribed to keep quiet. They are threatened to shut up. Their supporters are labeled “whiners” and worse. Read more.