In response to the industry’s dismal diversity record, the National Venture Capital Association, which advocates for the industry, established a task force in 2014 to expand venture capital opportunities for women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and has recently expanded its own board to include more women. “Obviously when you look at an industry with the number of women at 5 percent, plus or minus, that is not at all where we mean to be,” said Kate Mitchell, an NVCA board member and co-founder of Scale Venture Partners.
“We want to take it a level beyond creating opportunity for women to where we, as an industry, see women and underrepresented minorities as an actual asset.” Lawsuit against Goguen The NVCA declined to comment on the Goguen case, whose details have drawn national media attention.
He denied all allegations of abuse and mistreatment.
In his countersuit, Goguen said he made the first payment of $10 million because he was being extorted, harassed and threatened by Baptiste, whom he described as a vengeful woman “consumed by anger, obsession and jealousy.” Sequoia said the lawsuit caught the firm by surprise.
"Perhaps it is not unexpected that having many partners increases the odds of divorce.
The greater surprise is that this only holds true in recent years.
When it comes to sex before marriage, a lot may be better than a little.
New research suggests that women who had exactly two sexual partners (their husbands and one other person) were more likely to divorce than those who had either just one partner or many more.
But women who reported two sexual partners had the highest divorce rates in the 1980s and 1990s, the study found.
For instance, in the 1980s, about 28 percent of these marriages dissolved within five years; by comparison, 18 percent of marriages ended when the women had more than 10 premarital sexual partners.
Up until the 1980s, about half of brides had either married as virgins or had just one sexual partner (including their husband-to-be).
By the 2010s, this proportion had dropped to 28 percent.
All of the fanfare associated with hooking up is evidence that some young people have become comfortable with the idea of sex outside of serious relationships." Still, the study found that having more sexual partners was associated with reduced marital stability.