I failed supporting my female co-founder — here’s how I try to do better


I always thought of myself as an enlightened, progressive man. Maybe I didn’t exactly paste the word “feminist” on my forehead, but fundamentally I consider the designation correct. When it came to equality, I always thought: sure thing, of course. It’s 2019, people. What are we still talking about? Why aren’t we making it simple? Then Fränzi Kühne, my colleague and co-founder at TLGG, became pregnant. When she conveyed this news to us, we didn’t exactly share her joy. Someone even blurted out, “Do you want to ruin us?” A reaction chock full of gender clichés and pigeonholing, typical of…

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