The Unspoken Founder Experiences: Bias/Harassment

We’re collecting the stories of founders around the world: From egregious incidents to the small paper cuts and micro-aggressions experienced every day, these are challenges SheWorx is tackling head so we can create real change and drive the movement towards gender equity in entrepreneurship.

***Names of women will be kept confidential. This is a space for individuals to safely report bias/harassment.***

1. Have you experienced gender bias (implicit or explicit) as a founder fundraising?

YesNo


Please Elaborate
Be as specific in your description as you feel comfortable sharing.


Name of Offending Fund or Individual(s)


Approximate Date of Incident


Location of Incident


2. Have you experienced harassment from an investor?

YesNo


Classify the Level of Harassment

Verbal Harassment (innapproriate comments, sexual remarks, jokes, innuendos)Direct Sexual Propositions (Sexual advances, inappropriate sexual communication or invitations)Sexual Coercion/BriberySexual Bribery


Name of Offending Fund or Individual(s)


Please Elaborate
Be as specific in your description as you feel comfortable sharing.


Approximate Date of Incident


Location of Incident


I shared this information with someone immediately after the incident

YesNoOther



I have considered filing a legal report

YesNoMaybeOther



I have considered reporting to the media

YesNoMaybe


The main reason(s) I have/have not come out with this story yet is...


I would only want to go on record with this story if:

I knew someone else had a similar incident with the offenderI had clear written/text/email evidenceI knew I had firm legal backingI don't knowI will not go on record right now, but might in the futureI will never go on recordOther: