What’s so unique about #Fundright and why is it here to stay?
“It’s interesting because this month there was a special issue of Harvard Business Review all about diversity and what programs and policies work and don’t work. As I dove into it this weekend, one common theme that stood out is that you cannot impose diversity or inclusion top down.
Especially when it comes to VC firms, they want to have a strong say in who they will or will not invest in. So I think having a self imposed quota and self-driven initiative in this context is powerful. Generally speaking, it’s very difficult to try and make this change happen at all but I think this is one of the best means to get there,” Eva said.
While, the beauty of the #Fundight movement is that it’s created and led by VCs, the drawback, of course, is that participation is on a voluntary basis. But as Eva says,
“We could spend a lot of time trying to convert investors, but I think we’re much better off focusing on those who are committed to change. Later others will follow.
It’s important to remember that #Fundright is a movement, it’s not something that succeeds or fails in one year. Changing diversity in this industry is not something that happens overnight. The industry has been homogeneous for over 50 years. It’s something really big that we want to change so we have to be confident and patient. But with the right attitude, we’ll get there.”