Why Silicon Valley has “Open Secrets” and What We can Do About It
ingrid sanders

This is a super powerful post, ‘simple as that.’ I’ve been thinking a lot about this over the holiday weekend. We’ve had some tectonic shifts related to this topic. Fox fired Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and most recently, Jamie Horowitz. Uber made the decision to replace Travis after Susan Fowler’s blog post, and then a board member stepped down due to his inappropriate and insensitive remarks about women. Most recently, Caldbeck, McClure and Sacca — all gone from their positions — and exposed for abusing their power. Voices are speaking up, joining together, getting loader, and making an impact. Change is happening. Hopefully systematic change is on the horizon. I would also add to your contributions section that some of this burden has to fall on the LP investors who contribute to VC funds. They need to do their homework and make sure they are investing in the right people, and the right organization, to achieve their ROI. Just as Fox New saw advertisers flee the O’Reilly show, LP investors need to do their due diligence, and refuse to invest unless VC firms are doing everything possible to eliminate this dynamic.

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