It pays to look for “unicorns,” especially if you want to build a unicorn
The leadership pages of large technology companies are a homogeneous display of white male faces and telegraphs the obvious – corporate America still has a diversity issue.
What’s true for large companies is amplified for venture-backed startups.
The common refrain is that there simply aren’t enough qualified candidates. In September, Wells Fargo Chief Executive Charles Scharf made headlines while attributing the bank’s lack of diversity to a dearth of “qualified minority talent.” Finding great talent, is, of course, challenging, but we shouldn’t turn a speedbump into a roadblock. It’s our job to remind our clients that if the goal is to build an extraordinary company, then it’s necessary to employ exceptional recruiting efforts. It might be extra work, but there is a benefit in find the so called “unicorns.”