In this final episode of season 1 of “Access and Opportunity” podcast, Carla Harris and Dr. Freada Kapor Klein debunk the myth that Silicon Valley is a place of inclusion. They dive straight into the argument against excuses for lack of diversity in the ecosystem and discuss avenues for women and multicultural businesses to achieve greatness in the face of exclusion.

“Most people in the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem… believe that institutions are meritocracies. If you believe that self-serving nonsense then you believe that, if there’s no diversity in your circles, it’s because whoever’s outside isn’t good enough, and it’s an incredibly dangerous and inaccurate belief system.” – Freada Kapor Klein

Listen to the full episode here.