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Find Your Inner Dolphin

Aileen Lee, Cowboy Ventures

At times, admits Cowboy Ventures founder and managing partner Aileen Lee, she thought she might not stay in the venture capital business. As a woman in a male-dominated space, she sometimes imagined herself as a guppy swimming among sharks. But during a Henry Crown Fellows seminar at The Aspen Institute, she came up with a new visualization: She was a dolphin swimming with the sharks, and had every right to be in that ocean.