Here on AM Tonight, we like to examine how institutions shape our personal and professional lives and how some people change institutions just by being a part of them. Which is why when the AM Tonight team saw an article in Business Insider about how a young female CEO was “patronized” by investors, we had to talk to the woman herself.
But turns out this 22-year-old CEO isn’t asking us to “lean in” or fill our “confidence gap.” She’s actually asking to change the conversation about gender discrimination in male-dominated fields.
Fusion’s Alicia Menendez sat down with “99Dresses” founder, Nikki Durkin to set the record straight. She discusses her brush with sexist investors, why it’s so hard to keep a start-up dream alive and why the “fake it, ’til you make it” psychology rings true.
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