'Alpha Girls': Succeeding in the Male-Dominated World of Venture Capital

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Torn paper and miniature people. Discriminatory view of women in the company. (Photo: Getty Image)

Silicon Valley's gender gap is well-documented and the world of venture capital is no exception. Ninety-four percent of investing partners at venture capital firms are men and less than 2% of their funding goes to start-ups founded by women. That's according to Julian Guthrie, author of the new book “Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture.” We'll talk with Guthrie and two of the pioneering investors she profiles about how they navigated the challenges facing women in tech.


Julian Guthrie, author, "Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime"

MJ Elmore, general partner and advisor, IVP funds; a private angel investor

Sonja Perkins, managing director, The Perkins Fund; founder of Broadway Angels and Project Glimmer