4:15 pm, June 1st | by Anneke Jong, The Daily Muse
The Midas List—Forbes’ annual list of the top 100 venture capitalists—is not without its critics. Last year, I was one of them. After the 2011 List was chided for including only two women, List editor Nicole Periroth wrote in a response that women just weren’t pursuing a venture capital (VC) career path: “I hope the dearth of women on this year’s list is a sober wake-up call—for everyone.”
But as I’ve written before in this column, women are sometimes held back by a lack of role models. In other words, you can’t be what you can’t see.