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Don’t hire people you know!

  Countless psychology studies have proven that we tend to like people who look and/or think like us.  Peter Salovey, Dean of Yale College and a Professor of Psychology, taught my “Introduction to Psychology” class in college.  On the first day of class, he asked,  “Do you want to know [...continue reading]

Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program

HBS Angels of NY and the NAIC have named the finalist women and minority entrepreneurs of the Venture Capital Access Program; check out the press release below.  If you're from a major media outlet, please contact me to attend as a guest the pitch night in midtown Manhattan on June 27. Harvard [...continue reading]

HBS Alumni Angels assets for investing in women and minority-led startups

Harvard Business School is featuring an article about the Venture Capital Access Program on the website of the U.S. Competitiveness project. In the article, I discuss why we think that smart early-stage investors should target women and diverse entrepreneurs, and why we think HBS Alumni Angels in [...continue reading]

Women's Association of Venture and Equity Sep. 30 Event: Deal Sourcing in a Down Market

I hope that some of you can join us for a panel discussion sponsored by the Women's Association of Venture & Equity, on Wednesday, September 30 in New York. I'll be discussing the results of my research on best practices in deal origination. Please note this is only open to women. Best [...continue reading]

Webinar: The Great Recruiting Discrimination Debate

(from my friends at Accolo) The Great Recruiting Discrimination Debate - Round 2.5 with sound You are invited to participate in our next Webinar Debate with the EEOC and OFCCP on December 5th from 10:30 am to noon Pacific Time. For more event details and to register, go to [...continue reading]

South Asian, Chinese, Hispanic, French, and Russian Networks

In connection with research I did for my new book, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online, I worked with a variety of coauthors to write survey pieces on the ways that different special-interest communities build business relationships.  I have posted these articles on [...continue reading]