Women make up 12.2 percent of digital health VC partners, but many in the industry are discussing the importance of diverse viewpoints.
Your metrics are going to be the same as your male counterparts, but you are going to feel a lot more scrutiny and pressure to make sure the companies you back are really successful and you are going to do everything in your power to try to make sure they are,” Cartmell said. “Men do that too, but I feel as though women put more pressure on themselves to perform when they are the first woman in any given situation. I don’t think venture capital is unique. If you are the first woman on an engineering team you don’t want to be the one on the team to mess up.