Feb 11 / Naz

Dr.Lisa Su and Jensen Huang

Business ideas with a GENDER-FILTER
Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, is truly an inspiring figure. She reminds me of Jensen Huang, the Chairman and Founder of NVIDIA.
Interestingly, they seem to share a familial connection. After exploring her biography, it prompts the question:
With her impressive qualifications and success, why isn't she the founder of NVIDIA, much like her relative?
This too is entrenched gender biases that have long dictated who gets to lead and who must follow.
From the playground to the boardroom, society scripts a tale of disparity where boys are cast as the next tech moguls and girls, if lucky, their diligent aides.
This isn't just about filling roles; it's about who is seen as worthy of leading the next tech revolution. The field of technology, ripe with innovation and risk, ironically plays it safe when backing talent, favoring the familiar over the formidable.
Female founders, despite their prowess, see but a sliver of venture capital (1.8% in 2023), a clear vote of no confidence from the financial gatekeepers.
The plot thickens when failure enters the stage. For men, it's a rite of passage, a badge of honor.
For women, failure is often branded as a mark of inadequacy, unforgiving and final. Consider Elizabeth Holmes from Theranos; I wonder, would she have been treated differently had she been a man?
Yet, amidst this bleak narrative, a flicker of hope remains. The digital age, with data and AI at its helm, offers tools not just for innovation but for rewriting these archaic rules.
I'm not just hopeful; I'm on a mission. A mission to harness these tools in the fight for gender equality within the corridors of tech power. This isn't a solo journey but a collective crusade, joined by legions of visionaries, both women and men, who dare to dream of a different narrative.
This is a call to arms. A provocation to dismantle the archaic caste system of Silicon Valley. To create a world where gender doesn't dictate one's destiny in technology. Together, we're not just challenging the status quo; we're obliterating it, paving the way for a future where Dr. Lisa Su isn't the exception but the norm.
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