The National Venture Capital Association, trade group for an industry dominated by men, has a female leader – Kate Mitchell, co-founder and managing director of Scale Venture Partners. Surprisingly, she’s not the first woman to hold the one-year chairman’s post – the others were Kathy Behrens, who took office in 1998, and Patricia Cloherty, who assumed the post in 1994 – amounting to three women on a list that goes back to 1973.
“It probably reflects, when you think of the number of years we’ve been in business, pretty close to the ratio of women in the industry,” Mitchell said in an interview last week at the NVCA’s annual meeting in Burlingame, Calif., where she took the baton from prior Chairman Terry McGuire.
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Author: Russell Garland