It requires investors in her company to disclose any prior allegations of discrimination or sexual harassment. What can we do at the very basic level to improve that? Giorgi says that because investors wield an enormous amount of influence over startups and their executives, it's critical to address potentially toxic personal dynamics upfront. Pao applauds the candor clause and its intent but says if it's violated and the case goes to court, women would still face an uphill battle. The list is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh Sew Hoy, who says she was sexually harassed and assaulted by an investor five years ago.
Judith. Age: 27.
One woman is trying to change that for herself and others.
Cora. Age: 30.
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What can we do at the very basic level to improve that? And the industry has had its share of MeToo problems — as Giorgi says she soon personally experienced. Heard on All Things Considered. The list is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh Sew Hoy, who says she was sexually harassed and assaulted by an investor five years ago. Then later that evening, she says, he sent her naked photos of himself. Giorgi says 40 women founders have gotten their investors to sign the candor clause, but others are afraid to push for it. The experience of raising money last year bewildered Elizabeth Giorgi at first.