Women in Tech

Did being a woman make it easier for Elizabeth Holmes to perpetuate the fraud?

New / Engb42ba837-
Jan 26

I feel like investors and the media wanted to see a woman among top tech founders so badly, they overlooked obvious red flags. I believe it would be harder for a man to get so far with this fraudulent scheme.

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  • Microsoft Big Pun
    Ever heard of Bernie Madoff?
    Jan 264
    • Uber / Designbromance
      Men have carried on far bigger scams for far longer - Bernie being one of the biggest scammers
      Jan 27
    • Google YfqG77
      Yes but he had to work harder at that scam. Holmes was helped along by the media that was desperate for a crusader woman Steve jobs. Sigh. Don't try to cite examples just for the sake of equality
      Feb 4
    • Microsoft Big Pun
      Dont bring halfassed assumptions either. You have no idea how hard madoff worked and how hard Holmes worked at anything.

      Her idea and potential for the product was what helped the con, not that she was a woman.
      Feb 4
    • Google YfqG77
      Nope, most of her media coverage was about how she's battling stereotypes. Just go back and read those articles!
      Feb 4
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  • Expedia Shrugs_
    If anything, it would make it harder for her.
    Jan 260
  • Google / OpsHuhf13
    Yes, but I think it's a minor influence. It's more physical attractiveness, charisma, boldness, and complete sociopathy
    Jan 270
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  • Microsoft stylerZ
    Yeah
    Jan 270

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