Wednesday night, Makovsky & Company and its client Women 2.0, a group dedicated to increasing the number of women in the tech startup space, hosted an panel discussion titled, “Do Women Dominate the Web?”
Going into it, we joked on Twitter that, certainly, women do. But actually, in terms of owning and launching tech businesses, that isn’t the case.
The women on the panel, which included Dina Kaplan, COO and co-founder of Blip.tv and Joy Marcus, partner with the VC company DFJ Gotham Ventures, told many tales of being the only woman in the room, and being treated differently because of it. At one point, Kaplan said she had to remind a guy, puzzled by a car commercial during women’s programming, “Women don’t just buy tampons. They also buy cars.”