Create a Male Co-Founder, Get Double the Investors

  • HARVEY RELIEF: We're devastated by the flooding in Texas that resulted from Hurricane Harvey. If you're looking for places to donate, click here. Please also consider checking up on your insurance on your home or apartment - make sure you're protected from flooding and other natural disasters.
  • KEITH MANN: Ever wonder what it would be like to do your job as a man instead of a woman? These startup founders did and found that the man they invented got a greater response from investors. Yikes.
  • SERVICE WORKERS: We love this new podcast, In the Service, about what it's like to be a woman working in the food industry.  
  • INVESTMENT FOMO: A new tool, Extreme FOMO, shows how much money you could have if you invested it in major companies instead of letting it sit in savings. 
  • OUTLAST THE COMPETITION: Ever wonder how to deal with ultra-competitive coworkers? According to Ladders, backing down is the worst thing you can do. 
  • BAD PR: Black Girls Who Code turned down a major investment from Uber because it viewed the move as a gross PR stunt, Blavity reports. 
  • RICH BITCHES: Two American women, Judy Faulkner and Meg Whitman, are among tech's richest, BizWomen reported this week. Faulkner founded medical records company Epic and is worth about $3.4 billion, while Whitman, former CEO of HP and eBay, is worth about $2.8 billion.
  • BIDDING WAR: A bidding war broke out this week over U.K. fashion retailer Matchesfashion. Offers from multiple private-equity firms hovered around £800 million. 
  • LINKEDIN BIASThis Quartz report shows a major difference between men and women's LinkedIn profiles that can be damaging to women in the long run. 

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #18