From that NYT article about how women account for such a small percentage of total venture funding:
Women own 40 percent of the private businesses in the United States, according to theCenter for Women’s Business Research. But they create only 8 percent of the venture-backed tech start-ups, according to Astia, a nonprofit group that advises female entrepreneurs.
That reality is even more complex when race is factored into the mix. Small percentages of workers in information technology are African-American, Asian or Hispanic, and that number is even smaller for women.
Changing the ratio isn’t just about gender. This is about freeing up the pathways to success for everyone.