With a Donald Trump presidency now imminent, women in tech, a lucrative industry that's already rife with unconscious bias and other challenges for non-white men, are concerned that the barriers of entry to their field may grow even higher.
The 53 million Americans who voted Trump into office were able to accept or at least ignore the president-elect's comments on women — "fat," "slob," — and allegations from half a dozen women who have accused him of sexual harassment or assault.
But female leaders in Silicon Valley are worried about what a national leader with this track record means for women and people of color in their industry.
"Electing a President that is openly hostile to women is a threat for women in every industry," wrote Andreessen Horowitz partner Kim Milosevich in an email, though she added that past battles have made progress, and doesn't "think women in this country will easily give up those gains, and I hope that we will fight harder than ever for our future."
On Twitter, younger women are voicing concerns about what a Trump victory means for the number of women entering into STEM fields.