YCombinator grows to 3 women partners...
Adam Rifkin stashed this in YCombinator
pg announced 2 new YC partners:
Kirsty has already worked for YC for several years and by making her a partner and CFO we're simply recognizing what had already become de facto the case. She runs everything to do with money at YC.
Carolynn joins us from Wilson Sonsini, where she had been our lawyer for something like 6 years. We'd been trying to recruit her for a while and we're delighted she finally said yes.
With the addition of Kirsty and Carolynn, YC has now grown to 11 partners total.
YC has 11 partners now (though the website only lists 7) including 8 techie dudes.
YC now has 3 women partners: the Marketing woman, the CFO, and the Lawyer.
In 2011 the Marketing woman wrote a blog post, "What stops female founders?"
In that post she urges women to learn to program.
It would be really great if YCombinator could recruit a technical woman as a partner.
Lead by example, right?
Kirsty is one of the nicest people I've met in the bay area. An incredibly kind soul, and clearly a fantastic professional.
Kudos to her and Carolynn.