|Working at a large tech company, Katie Moussouris experienced no shortage of "gender-based discrepancies" in how she was treated compared to male colleagues, from lack of promotions to the type of feedback she was receiving. Ultimately, she filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination in their hiring practices, and when this failed, set up The Pay Equity Now Foundation.
Eventually, Moussouris felt like starting her own company was the only way to move forward in her career. However, she still experienced blatant sexism as an entrepreneur. For example, in venture capital meetings, people would address questions to her COO - a white man - instead of her, assuming his authority. Moussouris is glad she didn't get investors in the end, now carving her own path without outside control.