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CNN Business

He’s served on 14 boards. Now he wants companies to find other Black candidates

"It is absolutely clear to me that it matters who is in the room." said Freada Kapor Klein, a venture capitalist and longtime leader in pushing for diversity in tech. Everything from a change in demographics of VC to a change in optimal board size can make a difference in terms of diversity. Read more.

Jul 24, 2020 by Sara Ashley O'Brien
The Washington Post

Black start-up founders say venture capitalists are racist, but the law protects them

In the rarefied world of tech dealmaking, the legal protections born out of the civil rights movement effectively don’t apply - Freada Kapor Klein, a venture capitalist and diversity activist speaks on the issue of racism and the lack of legal protections for Black entrepreneurs. Read more.

Jul 22, 2020 by Reed Albergotti
The Plug

Protests, Layoffs, and a Pandemic: How Diversity and Inclusion Advocates Are Navigating Tech’s Future

Freada Kapor Klein, founding partner of Kapor Capital, has been working on issues including diversity and inclusion, and sexual misconduct in the workplace for decades. She says even before the pandemic, little progress had been made toward making tech more equitable for underrepresented communities. Read more.

Jul 9, 2020 by Jewel Wicker

Inclusion, Not Only Diversity, Should Be The Goal If We Want An Equitable Workplace

All of our efforts at diversity will be a futile attempt if we do not also strive for inclusiveness. As Freada Kapor Klein, a venture capitalist and longtime diversity advocate, said: “We’re never going to make any progress by adding talent from diverse backgrounds if we don’t fix the inclusion and culture issues.” Read more.

Jun 30, 2020 by Naz Beheshti
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