Confronting Gender Issues — What it means to be Female in the Startup Ecosystem | Our genders are a part of our identities. In this issue, female startup founders talk about their identities and their successful (or unsuccessful) stories. They share how they have navigated through gender-based problems such as the male-orientated startup culture, sexism in the workplace and the “motherhood penalties” to stand where they are today. We believe that it is high time that a space is created for women in the startup scene to show the world that they exist and are a force to be reckoned with. Join us in creating this safe space and open discourse for all.