Startmate’s Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
Samantha Wong

Thanks for everything you’re doing to actively change the industry Samantha, fantastic and inspiring to see.

The thing I find amusing (/frustrating/sad) about “not resorting to” quotas and meritocracy is that we’re acting like a level playing field exists. Men have blatantly received jobs, promotions and opportunities *because of their gender* since forever. Yet when we suggest quotas might not be fair and women might be given jobs based on their gender — we repeal in horror and exclaim it would be unfair! Isn’t that a double standard?

That aside it’s fantastic to see you have a number of strategies in place to increase female participation in the start up space and I’m cheering you all on.

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