For about six months, I’ve been having a debate with various senior women in the Valley about what represents “progress.”

There are two bull cases that things are, yes, still lousy but getting better. First off, there has anecdotally been a rash of high profile companies who employee female “No. 2s” or very senior female operations leads. Airbnb, Stripe, Square, SpaceX, Walker & Co., Postmates to name a few...