Sexual Harassment in the Valley. Are the apologies real? Do they help?
Silicon Valley is famous for its innovation culture, futuristic outlook and brilliant lifestyles. It is also the place where the power that a handful of ventures funds have over an idea seeing the light of day is made visible in a dance of power and sex. Hear the story of a Venture Capitalist, who allegedly after 10 years of constant sexist behavior, was called out by women he funded. In this candid session with KQED's Rachael Myrow, he speaks about all the wrongs he committed. What was he thinking ? Why did he behave the way he did? What is his path of making his wrongs right ? Is his remorse real?
Rachael Myrow is KQED's Silicon Valley Arts Reporter, covering arts, culture and technology in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. She regularly files stories for NPR and the KQED podcast Bay Curious, and guest hosts KQED's Forum.
Her passion for public radio was born as an undergrad at the University of California at Berkeley, writing movie reviews for KALX-FM. After finishing one degree in English, she got another in journalism, landed a job at Marketplace in Los Angeles, and another at KPCC, before returning to the Bay Area to work at KQED.
She spent more than seven years hosting The California Report, and over the years has won a Peabody and three Edward R. Murrow Awards (one for covering the MTA Strike, her first assignment as a full-time reporter in 2000) as well as numerous other honors including from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the LA Press Club.