Let me start with a statistic that some of you might already know: While women make 47% of the U.S. workforce, only 5% of startups are owned by women. And here’s another: In 2010, only 2.4% of the U.S. Fortune 500 chief executives were female.
I am a techie. We, in the field, love numbers. We ooh and aah at statistics. Our presentations are decorated with them.