Episode 5: Are men better entrepreneurs, the post #metoo company, and do we need this episode?

Some people didn’t want us to make this episode. But we did.

Jeaneth Johansson shares the science behind unconscious gender bias with facts from her study on VC’s evaluations of male vs. female entrepreneurs, published in the Harvard Business Review this spring.

Startup veterans, editors of the co-pour and CEO-coaches Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale talk about the #metoo effect and its potential backlash. A bunch of random people at tech events answer the question “Do we need this episode?” and Christine has a painful realization.

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Jeaneth Johansson is a professor of accounting and control at Halmstad University and Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. She was part of a team that published a study on gender stereotypes and venture support decisions that made headlines in the spring of 2017.

Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale have backgrounds from tech companies like Hubba, Edmodo and Mozilla, and now support tech company managers, executives and investors in building better companies.  Their new book “How F*cked Up Is Your Management?: An uncomfortable conversation about modern leadership” should top your reading list in 2018.

Special thanks to #ShesGotThis founders Marie Louise Sunde and Isabelle Ringnes, for their advisement in developing the content of this episode. ShesGotThis is a global movement, currently focused on revealing unconscious gender bias in the workplace. Help build awareness and get involved!

Music in this episode includes “Girls” by The Hall Monitors and “Girls Like You” by the Spin Wires. Check them out!

6 Months to start a startup is a Shifter Media podcast, and is produced by Benjamin Ulstein. It is made possible by communication and technology company Itera. Itera is named one the most innovative companies in Norway – across all industries. If you’re looking for a career in a tech company that thinks differently and moves quickly, go to itera.no.