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In New York VC, Two Women Make History As First Female General Partners

Hayley Barna: first woman general partner at First Round Capital.

In the world of venture capital, the most senior roles at the vast majority of firms are still held by men, to an overwhelming degree. Data from 2016 shows some 89% of investment partners at VC firms are male.

There are occasional glimmers of hope that the industry is improving in terms of diversity. Forerunner Ventures' Kirsten Green made both Forbes' Midas List of top investors and Forbes' list of the world's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017. And Arlan Hamilton's firm Backstage Capital is led exclusively by women, people of color and LGBTQ investors.

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