Astia, Google Expand Effort to Match Women-Led Startups with VCs

Oct 22, 2013

In social media circles, the story of the month isn’t Twitter’s impending IPO, but rather its feud with outside critics over the tiny number of women executives and board members at the San Francisco company. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says he’s had difficulty finding a qualified woman to serve on Twitter’s board. Outsider Vivek Wadhwa, the scholar/essayist/entrepreneur, replies that while there may be a shortage of women engineers, that doesn’t mean there aren’t capable women in other industries, and calls Costolo’s stance an example of “male chauvinistic thinking” and “the elite arrogance of the Silicon Valley mafia.”