“If I had known you would become pregnant, I wouldn’t have invested in your company.”
This is what an investor said to Michelle Crosby, Founder/CEO of WeVorce.
Her response: “What do you mean?”
Immediately the investor realized what he said and apologized for being an asshole.
That was one of the interesting stories from the YC Female Founders conference I went to today.
An hour after leaving the conference, I hopped on a phone call for work. This guy was describing to me what a pain his new employees were, bickering with each other. He told them to “stop behaving like a bunch of women” and then kept rambling to me.
I stopped him and said: “So you said that your employees are behaving like a bunch of women. What do you mean?”
Immediately he apologized, said it was the wrong choice of words, and said he meant to say “stop behaving like a bunch of children.”
Haha. What a magic phrase: “What do you mean?”
Next time someone is being an asshole, try it out