Thanks Salomé, that’s an interesting way of looking at it! I think you’re right in that women entrepreneurs back in France don’t necessarily benefit from a higher status, and therefore can be more flexible to adapt to new cultural norms without losing previous privileges.
I would say though that being foreign and a woman in the Silicon Valley definitely present a diversity of challenges. There’s a lot to say about that — and maybe that’s the topic for an article on its own— but if you are aware of them, you can always look for ways to channel some of these challenges to your advantage. So to your point, being conscious of the unbalanced dynamics in France and structural inequalities as a female entrepreneur over there may push you to seek new opportunities elsewhere (in the SV), build and rely on a community of other female entrepreneurs, and perhaps learn faster ways to overcome the cultural gap.