As Ms. Holmes prepares to go to trial in federal court in San Jose, Calif., over allegations that she defrauded investors, doctors and patients — jury selection is scheduled for Aug. 31 — female founders said the ripple effects from the case could be felt anew.
Many said they already had to prove that they belonged in the male-dominated field of start-ups. But in recent years, they faced the additional hurdle of fighting assumptions that they were like Ms. Holmes, they said, something their male counterparts have generally not had to contend with.
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