Bloomberg Law
Jan. 10, 2022, 5:57 PM

Why Women Feel Relief That Elizabeth Holmes Got Convicted

Vivia Chen
Vivia Chen

Hallelujah. Elizabeth Holmes is going to the slammer.

Granted, she hasn’t been sentenced yet but the bet is she’ll be serving time. It’ll likely be a minimum security facility but it’s prison nonetheless.

That might sound harsh but I think that captures the sentiment of many women who’ve been working in the trenches of law, business, and other male dominated professions. It’s not that women are gleeful that the founder and CEO of Theranos got slapped with a guilty verdict for duping investors. It’s more like relief.

There’s a sense of relief because Holmes’ defense, particularly her female victim schtick, ...

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