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Female Innovators at Work : Women on Top of Tech (Paperback) (Danielle Newnham)
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This book features twenty in-depth, candid interviews with notable female tech innovators and entrepreneurs. Interviewees include female CEOs, founders, pioneers, and inventors from a wide spectrum of tech entities ranging from software to hardware across sectors as varied as accounting, genomics, mobile technology, e-commerce, business intelligence, online education, and video games. Interviewees range from leaders of established organizations (such as Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox), to founders of unicorns acquired by established companies (such as Lynda Weinman, founder of online education platform Lynda.com, acquired by LinkedIn), to entreprenuers of hot startups (such as Anisha Singh, co-founder of the Indian mobile coupon network mydala.com), to inventors (such as Radia Perlman, the inventor of the STP network protocol), to top practitioners (such as game designer Brenda Romero and IBM software engineer Lisa Seacat DeLuca).
The varied life and career stories from the mouths of these twenty exemplary and articulate role models constitute an inspirational pattern book and treasure map for women already working in or inclined to launch careers in STEM, knowledge industry management, and high-tech entrepreneurship. Danielle Newnham, a mobile startup and e-commerce entrepreneur and online community organizer, elicits fascinating insights, instructive anecdotes, and frank confessions from her interview subjects. They reveal their proven strategies and seasoned advice for overcoming the welter of overt and cryptic barriers to female advancement and the sexist culture and stereotypes that persist in the tech world.
The primary audience for Female Innovators at Work is women and girls already in or looking to get into tech. The secondary audience is men in tech who wish to learn more about their female peers and the obstacles they face and to learn how they can contribute to leveling the field of occupational opportunity and strengthening tech teams and companies through merit and diversity. Readers of these interviews will learn:
• The right stuff to succeed as a woman in tech
• The opportunities that exist for women in tech
• The obstacles women face in tech and how to overcome them
• How to build a supportive network and find mentorship
• How to raise capital for your startup and from whom
Genre: Computers + Internet, Science, Business + Money Management
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc
Author: Danielle Newnham
Street Date: December 12, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-5954
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