The website also makes this excellent point:
Golden Seeds is dedicated to empowering women financially, based on a commitment that diversity in business ownership and management improves corporate performance and creates a stronger economy.
My related post last Summer, on resources for Pittsburgh women and particularly for women who are entrepreneurs, attracted few public comments but -- based on private feedback -- raised some local eyebrows. Golden Seeds is now investing here and may have local investors but is -- dare I say it? -- led by non-Pittsburghers and based outside of Pittsburgh. We can argue endlessly over the presence or absence of local barriers to entry, but I take GS as evidence to support the proposition that diversity -- of many kinds, not just demographic diversitiy -- brings to Pittsburgh much-needed opportunities for growth.
Updated Oct. 5, 2011: Pop City sees the same thing, in an item today about Golden Seeds.