America Loses When VC Money Ignores Women

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Inc | October 23, 2013 | By Lauren Leader-Chivée

If Thomas Edison had been a woman, we might be reading this in the dark.

What if Thomas Edison had been a woman?

The inventor famous for saying that genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration probably wouldn’t have found enough investors willing to buy him a towel to wipe off the sweat, let alone fund the laboratory that would produce the phonograph, the incandescentlight bulb, the electrical lighting system, wireless telegraphy, the steel alkaline battery, electrical sockets, insulating tape, and more than 1,000 other patents.