What we realized is that while many women shared similar workplace stories, most men were simply shocked and unaware of the issues facing women in the workplace. In an effort to correct the massive information disparity, we decided to get the data and the stories. We focused on five main areas including: Feedback & Promotion, Inclusion, Unconscious biases, Motherhood, and Harassment & Safety. We asked 200+ women focusing on women with at least 10 years of experience. The survey is largely bay area with 91% in the bay area/silicon valley right now. We have a broad age ranges with 77% 40+ and 75% have children. Our respondents hold positions of power and influence with 25% are a CXOs, 11% are Founders, 11% are in venture. In addition to capturing start-up data, we also have employees from large companies including Apple, Google, and VMWare.
Trae Vassallo is an investor, board member, and entrepreneurial advisor. Her current investments and advisories include eero, Spire, Meta and several stealth companies. Trae is also on the board of directors at Telstra, an international telecommunications company. Trae recently co-authored the study "Elephant in the Valley" to help expose the underlying data around the experiences of women in technology. She was most recently a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Over 10 years at KPCB, Trae invested in number of leading companies including Nest Labs, Dropcam and Opower. A "design thinker" and engineer at heart, Trae thrives at the intersection of great products and big markets.