Starting up, Thoughts

On being a female founder

I don’t think being a female founder is a big deal.

Although females are still expected to be the main caregiver of children from the way paternity and maternity leave are structured, I don’t think it matters at all when it comes to starting up because you get to craft your maternity leave (or your husband’s paternity leave if you’re successful enough).

It doesn’t mean that having a set of boobs makes me weaker or less aggressive. In fact, having boobs means I have the biggest balls in a hall of dudes.



Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.


2 thoughts on “On being a female founder

    • Elisha Tan says:

      Nope. You’re under-qualified and I’m sure you’re small. How about man up and use your real identity for starters?

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