turing a Baby and a Startup Business” chronicles the difficulties of juggling motherhood and a booming business, through the lens of a handful of New York’s lady-driven startups: The Knot, Rent the Runwayand Gilt Groupe, to name a few.As a simultaneously baby-obsessed, career-minded lady, it was an inspiring piece, but s
ome of the quotes were enough to make us strike our fists against the kitchen counter, spilling our morning coffee. See for yourselves:Yet much of the investment world, heavily dominated by men, remains skeptical about a woman’s ability to combine running a fast-growing tech start-up and motherhood, Ms. Gugnani says. She raised $3 million from investors before becoming pregnant.“All of the women I know who went to raise money di
d it when they didn’t ha
ve kids,” she says. “There is total discrimination in the start-up world against women who are pregnant.”How is it 2012 and we are still seeing brazen discrimination like this? Perhaps hiring a few more lady VCs could help combat that. Plus, it’s worth noting that the ladies in thisTimes piece are able to afford nannies–but many women with kids and tech career aspirations aren’t so lucky.