SlideShare, led by Rashmi Sinha, is being acquired by LinkedIn for $119 million. New research suggests that successful startups have more women in top management.
By John Tozzi (Writer, Businessweek)
Successful startups have more women in senior positions than unsuccessful ones, according to a new analysis by Dow Jones (NWSA) VentureSource of more than 20,000 venture-backed companies in the U.S. between 1997 and 2011.
Dow Jones study released today measures success of companies with more women in executive positions.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
A study released today, “Women At The Wheel: Do Female Executives Drive Start-Up Success?”, examined over 20,000 VC-backed companies and 167,556 executives, of which 11,193 were female. Results show that venture-backed startups with women in senior executive roles are more likely succeed than companies where only men are in senior executive roles.